Recent Changes to the Motor Carrier Act Exemption (March 2009 Teleconference)
Sponsored By The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy
Cosponsored By the National Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Law Project & AFL-CIO Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee
In August 2005, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) repealed the Motor Carrier Act (MCA) exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for drivers of trucks weighing below 10,000 pounds. In the 2008 SAFETEA-LU amendments, however, the MCA exemption was reinstated for a one-year period if the employer can show it did not have actual knowledge of the previous year's SAFETEA-LU change.
Feel like you've got whiplash? You're not alone. To help you through this legislative thicket this special program, especially designed for employee-side FLSA practitioners, will help you learn about what the MCA language means, how best to defeat the exemption, and how to respond to the arguments that opposing counsel are making in litigation. Written materials are provided.
Moderator: Marguerite M. Longoria, Burr & Smith LLP
Presenters: Donna R. Lenhoff, Director of Law & Policy, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, Sam J. Smith, Burr & Smith LLP & Justin M. Swartz, Outten & Golden, LLP
Below are selected organizations that provide resources relating to eliminating forced arbitration of employment claims, abolishing the employment at-will doctrine, ensuring a fair and independent judiciary, and other workers' rights issues.
|Alliance For Justice|
American Constitution Society
American Diabetes Association
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Level Playing Field Institute
|National Employment Law Project|
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Partnership For Women & Families
National Women’s Law Center
Pension Rights Center
Southern Poverty Law Center