The recent decision of the California Supreme Court puts every owner-operator and independent contractor in jeopardy. WSTA is working to change the game in your favor, and we need your help. Read the posts and articles below for more information and then click here to donate to WSTA’s Legal Fund so that we can fight this California decision in federal court!
WSTA O-O IC Outreach Packet – If you would like to help get involved and educate owner-operators IC’s you contract with, please consider emailing this info or printing it out and giving it to them.
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Refer to the links below for more information on WSTA’s and the CalChamber’s ongoing involvement in the Dynamex Decision case.
WSTA Litigation Efforts
WSTA Files Opposition to Motion to Dismiss – 9/20/2018
Defendents File Support for Motion to Dismiss – 9/27/2018
Dynamex Lawsuit Update – 11/23/2018
District Court Order Dismisses WSTA Complaint – 3/29/2019
WSTA’s Motion to Dismiss Dynamex Litigation – 9/3/2019
CalChamber/WSTA Legislative Efforts
I’m Independent Coalitional Update – 4/13/2019
Dynamex Decision CalChamber Coalition Letter – 6/20/2018
“I’m Independent Coalition” Website – 7/24/2018
- See Take Action – Write to Your Legislator
- If you need some additional talking points, this may help or
- use this owner-operator template to get started.
Call to Action – Meet Your Legislator & Special Events
The in-district meetings are the ones where we need to focus efforts for attendees. Sacramento (Capital) meetings are important as well, but those will already be covered by lobbyists and government affairs.
NEW – Click Here to Take Action On Small Business Issues In California
Story: California Business Groups Willing To Back ‘Dynamex’ Bill — In Exchange For Exemptions – 4/1/19
WSTA Letter of Support is Amended – 4/1/19
Preemption – FMCSA Grants Petitions to Ensure Safe and Uniform Rest Rules in California for Truck Drivers (12-21-18)
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it is granting petitions to preempt the State of California’s meal and rest break rules, which differ from current Federal hours-of-service regulations. See full press release below:
Link to FMCSA Regulatory Petition Webpage:
FMCSA Legal Opinion on Applicability of Preemption Determinations to Pending Lawsuits page:
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION LEGAL OPINION OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COUNSEL (3-22-19)
This page last updated on 9/5/2019