In the case of Petrone v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., a federal court in Nebraska has ruled that Werner Enterprises is required to compensate student drivers for time spent in sleeper berths in excess of 8 hours in a 24 hour period, compensate student drivers for short rest breaks of 20 minutes or less, and pay…

In the case of In Re Scott, a New York Court of Appeals found that C.R. England lease drivers were not independent contractors but were in fact employees for worker’s compensation purposes.  The Court found that C.R. England exercised significant control over the means by which C.R. England lease drivers fulfilled their work responsibilities. Specifically,…

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