Entries by Doug Grawe

The Grawe Gazette – US DOL Issues New Final IC Rule

US DOL Releases New Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status By The Grawe Group, January 2024  Last week the US DOL released its new final rule defining independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compared to nothing else, it is not a good final rule for independent contractors. Compared to the rule currently in place, it […]

The Grawe Gazette – Busy Lawmakers

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Busy Lawmakers By The Grawe Group, May 2023 It has been far too long since we shared some updates for our readers. The Grawe Gazette has been on the sidelines through the winter with client projects, but with a few state legislatures wrapping up for the year this spring […]

The Grawe Gazette – Data Privacy Headlines, Added Resources, and 2022 Hits…

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Data Privacy in Transportation, Added Resources, and 2022 Hits By The Grawe Group, November 2022 Driver Data Privacy Issues Growing Recently a jury in Illinois awarded a class of BNSF railway employees $228 million for BNSF’s violation of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). Never to be outdone, California […]

The U.S. DOL Shows its Colors

U.S. DOL Shows its Colors By The Grawe Group, October 2022 This week the U.S. DOL released its proposed rule defining independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. It is a proposed rule, not a final rule. The public has 45 days to comment on the rule, then the DOL will make any tweaks […]

Grawe Gazette – Supreme Court Speaks on AB5

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Supreme Court Rejects Trucking’s Request for AB5 Review By The Grawe Group, June 2022 It turns out we did not have to wait long. Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take the California Trucking Association’s challenge to California’s AB5 independent contractor status test. The Supreme Court turns AB5 […]

Grawe Gazette – No AB5 News Yet…

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel No AB5 News Yet… By The Grawe Group, June 2022 Last week the U.S. Supreme Court conferred for the last time in their current term. (They recess July-September usually.) Today we should have heard whether the Supreme Court would take the California Trucking Association’s challenge to California’s AB5 independent […]

Grawe Gazette – Telling Your ESG Story

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel ESG and Trucking By The Grawe Group, April 2022 We are fully in bid season for a lot of shippers, and you may be noticing a few more questions in the process about what your business is doing to help the environment, or to be a good corporate citizen […]

Grawe Gazette – Proving the Independence in Your IC Program

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel ICs and Driver Retention By The Grawe Group, January 2022 NLRB and Independent Contractors Recently the National Labor Relations Board invited interested parties to submit briefs in a case about what test should be used to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the […]

Grawe Gazette – Happy Holidays & Quick Hits

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Happy Holidays & Quick Hits By Doug Grawe, December 2021 Happy Holidays We want to wish all of our readers, clients, colleagues, and friends a happy, safe, holiday season. 2021 ends as one of the most action-packed in recent-history for trucking. As an industry we have received more mainstream […]

Grawe Gazette – Prep to Win the Holiday Season

The Grawe Gazette – Executive Leadership from Ops Chair Prep to Win the Holiday Season By Gary Randall, November 2021 “Happy Thanksgiving!”  “Merry Christmas!” – good wishes that can strike fear into even the most experienced Operations leaders. Amid the highest profile supply chain crisis in recent history, the added crunch of the holiday season […]