The Future of Owner-Operator Agreements and the Classification of Truck Drivers

Jason Engkjer spoke at the National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation, American Conference Institute (ACI) in March of 2016 on “The Future of Owner-Operator Agreements and the Classification of Truck Drivers.”

 

Program description:

  • Understanding the history of Owner-Operator Agreements.
  • Taking the pulse of Federal authorities—updates on the positions, statements, guidelines, and actions of the Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Discussing the DOL and IRS Memo of Understanding:
    • Recognizing what prompted it;
    • Understanding what effect it has had;
    • Highlighting notable investigations;
    • Reviewing the hot cases of the year;
    • Discussing major “misclassification” class actions;
    • Looking at how have federal and state courts, nationwide, treated the independent contractors versus employee distinction.

Panelists:

  • Jason E. Engkjer
  • Doug Grawe, General Counsel, The Dart Network
  • Daniel C. Sullivan, Partner, Sullivan Hincks & Conway