Who’s liable now? State warns distribution hubs to avoid working with truck fleets that owe back wages

By Jack Katzanek

The state agency that enforces workplace law has issued a warning to distribution facilities that they could be on the hook for future fines if they do business with trucking companies that violate wage laws.

The warning, issued Jan. 2 by the California Department of Industrial Relations and based on a law that went into effect the previous day, names 19 trucking companies that pick up containers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These companies owe more than $1.7 million in back pay, fines and other charges related to employee compensation.

The warning, however, is for the trucking firms’ would-be customers. A [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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