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The U.S. Labor Department’s New Independent Contractor Rules: What Motor Carriers Should Know

Watch the on-demand recording now to navigate the U.S. Labor Department's new independent contractor rules. Gain key insights into the new "economic realities test", the impact on misclassification claims, and essential do's and don'ts for motor carriers in this evolving legal landscape.

This webinar was originally held on March 14, 2024 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently updated its independent contractor rules, leaving some motor carriers with questions when it comes to how they define drivers as “employees” or “independent contractors” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This webinar for motor carriers will cover what has changed with these federal regulations, what hasn’t, and best practices for motor carriers working with independent contractors in today’s legal landscape.

During this webinar, presented as a public service to the trucking industry by PrePass, you will learn about:
  • A new six-factor “economic realities test” and how it works.
  • What's both good (a little) and bad (more than a little) about these new Labor Department rules.
  • How these new rules could affect an independent contractor misclassification claim.
  • Defending your independent contractor program.
  • Do’s and don'ts of independent contractor programs.



Doug Grawe is the founder and CEO of the Grawe Group, a law firm specializing in the transportation industry. After 15 years as general counsel and one of the executive leaders at a large trucking and logistics organization, Doug started the Grawe Group to help carriers and brokers, big and small. He has built and managed independent contractor programs and lease purchase programs for years and supported the rights of carriers and owner operators to be independent throughout his career. Doug has produced many articles and presentations on independent contractor status for the industry and has been asked to submit briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding independent contractors in trucking. He has served on multiple industry boards and committees, including those with ATA, TCA, the Minnesota Trucking Association and more.

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