Entries by Doug Grawe

Defending Drivers’ Right to Choose Independence

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel Defending Drivers’ Right to Choose Independence By Doug Grawe, The Grawe Group, LLC, February 2021 It is well-known in the industry virtually every trucking company is looking for more drivers today. Drivers can choose from thousands of employee driver and independent owner operator opportunities. Despite those options, opponents of […]

2 More Wins for Transportation

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel  Two Wins for Transportation  By Doug Grawe, The Grawe Group, LLC, January 2021  January 2021 has already brought a flurry of case and policy developments for motor carriers. Earlier this month we covered the U.S. DOL’s new independent contractor rule. Two new positive developments came in the past week.  Win #1 = U.S. DOL’s New Opinion Letter for […]

US DOL Finalizes New IC Rule Under the FLSA

The Grawe Gazette – General Counsel   US DOL Finalizes New IC Definition Under the FLSA  By Doug Grawe, The Grawe Group, LLC, January 2021  Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Labor finalized its new rule defining independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This new rule is a clarification and modification of the long-standing Economic Realities Test. […]

Grawe Gazette Executive Leadership – New Year, New You

The Grawe Gazette – Executive Leadership New Year, New You  By Gary Randall, The Grawe Group, LLC, December 2020  It is that time of year again, December 31st is looming on the horizon.  A time for reflection.  A time to take inventory of our professional shortcomings after one of the most challenging years in recent memory.  A time to erase, and […]

Preparing Your Independent Contractor Program for New Administrations

President-elect Joe Biden has not hidden his thoughts on the use of independent contractors and other labor and employment issues. His campaign website describes his labor and employment positions at length, and those positions mirror his efforts as one of President Obama’s chief jobs and economic advisors. Fortune magazine recently echoed what you can expect […]

The Board Room as an Asset, Part 3

In Part 3 below we discuss how to conduct more effective board meetings to help you get more out of your board. Part 3: Getting the most value out of a high-quality board of directors Form a good board, then utilize it In parts 1 and 2 of our series we covered the first two […]

The Board Room as an Asset, Part 2

In Part 1 of our series on turning your board of directors into an asset, not a meeting obligation we talked about the importance of separating the roles of the shareholders, the directors, and the executive leaders. In Part 2 below we explain how to identify and create an effective board to help your business […]

Preventing Nuclear Verdicts: Pushing for Lawsuit Reform

$411 million. This week a Florida jury awarded $411 million to one individual injured in a motor vehicle accident against a one-truck trucking company. The motorcyclist was severely and permanently injured, and likely deserved compensation from the trucking company. But $411 million? Where does it end? Business owners today rightfully lament the nuclear verdicts hitting […]

The Board Room as an Asset, not an Obligation

Q4 is kicking off for many businesses right now. For many businesses this time is consumed by the final push to make the year’s financial goals, dust off those grand initiatives from earlier in the year and take care of end of year tasks like board meetings. When you think about your board meeting, do […]