Employment regulations on the state, local and federal level are no strangers to change. But in recent years, this field has become even more volatile due to the pandemic, changing economic landscape and national conversations about worker regulations.
In addition to the proliferation of family and paid leave, there are additional regulatory frameworks for pay transparency, the FMSCA clearinghouses and worker discrimination. The transportation industry has also added a variety of new laws and regulations for employers to follow.
These regulations create significant administrative challenges and new risks, as the patchwork of legislation may be inconsistent or contradictory, and multiple policies for a single employer may be required.
Failing to keep up with this rapidly changing landscape can lead to catastrophic consequences. The settlements for all employment-related class-action cases totaled $2 billion in 2022. This number continues to rise year over year, with more aggressive litigation expected in 2023.
If your drivers are hired and overseen by an outside staffing vendor or managed services provider, these laws can still impact your bottom line in a big way, especially if your staffing partner doesn’t understand the current realities of the regulatory landscape.
Our team of employment attorneys and compliance experts closely monitor these issues to ensure that we keep our clients ahead of the curve. This guide is designed to help you understand the biggest driver compliance trends and what they mean for your company in 2023.