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Friendlier Skies In Rhode Island: Sunday & Holiday Premium Pay Law Held Preempted For Airlines
The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently held that the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA), a federal law, preempts Rhode Island law requiring premium pay for Sunday and holidays.
United States
10 Jul 2019
Third Circuit Finds FAAAA Does Not Preempt New Jersey ABC Test
In Bedoya v. American Eagle Express Inc., the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Federal Aviation Authorization Administration Act of 1994 (FAAAA) does not preempt New Jersey's wage
United States
13 Feb 2019
Stop And Go: California Court Holds That Company Vehicle Does Not Transform Commute Into Working Time
A California court recently issued a decision clarifying when certain commuting time does not constitute work time under state law.
United States
23 Nov 2018
Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation On Injury And Illness Recording And Recordkeeping Will Require Certain Employer Action By December 31, 2018
Recently, Cal/OSHA published its Proposed Emergency Regulatory Action on Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, as required by Assembly Bill 2334, which was signed into law last month.
United States
6 Nov 2018
DOT Preempts California Meal And Rest Breaks Laws Under Federal Hazmat Regulations
California requires an employer to provide employees who works more than five hours with a 30-minute uninterrupted, off-duty meal break (and another meal break if they work more than 10 hours).
United States
5 Oct 2018
Texas Passes Ban On Texting While Driving
On June 6, 2017, Texas became the 47th state to enact a state-wide ban on texting while driving.
United States
29 Jun 2017
DOT Creates CDL Drug And Alcohol Clearinghouse, Imposing Employer Reporting And Query Obligations
On December 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a final rule establishing a new "Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse."
United States
9 Dec 2016
OSHA's Final Rule On Crystalline Silica Standards
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its long-awaited final rule setting new workplace permissible exposure limits for respirable crystalline silica.
United States
15 Sep 2016
FMCSA Lowers Random Drug Testing Level To 25 Percent In 2016
The minimum annual percentage rate for random alcohol testing will remain at 10 percent.
United States
23 Dec 2015
The Supreme Court’s Ginsberg Decision Could Significantly Affect The Outcome Of Motor Carrier Preemption Cases
The Supreme Court held that the Airline Deregulation Act can preempt common law claims for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
United States
23 Apr 2014
House Passes Bill Requiring Formal Rulemaking Before Implementing Pilot Sleep Apnea Policy
The House of Representatives overwhelming approved a bill (H.R. 3578) that would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use the formal rulemaking process to adopt any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of pilots for a sleep disorder.
United States
16 Feb 2014
New OSHA Safety Standards To Apply To Airline Cabin Crew Members
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration has issued a final policy allowing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to apply and enforce certain safety standards for aircraft cabin crewmembers.
United States
29 Aug 2013
Transportation Companies Must Plan For And Implement Changes For 2013 To Comply With New Hours Of Service Rules
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a final rule establishing new Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicles (CMV).
United States
8 Feb 2012
Employers that Operate a Mixed Fleet of Vehicles May Lose the Motor Carrier Overtime Exemption
A federal district court in New York recently issued a decision in Hernandez v. Alpine Logistics, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96708, that requires employers to pay overtime compensation to employees who are otherwise exempt from overtime under the Motor Carrier Act for any workweek in which the employee operates a vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or less.
United States
15 Sep 2011
President Signs Bill Easing FMLA Eligibility Requirements For Airline Flight Crew
President Obama has signed into law the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act, a bill designed to close what was seen as a gap in coverage of airline pilots and flight attendants under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
United States
23 Dec 2009
Fear of Flying? Addressing Employees´ Concerns Regarding the Threat of Terrorism to Business Travel
In the five years since September 11, 2001, the world has faced a number of actual tragedies and other serious threats involving commercial travel.
United States
24 Aug 2006
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