Strauss & Strauss, APC is a leader in the field of representing truck drivers known as “owner-operators.” Many trucking companies in California are illegally classifying their owner-operator truck drivers as independent contractors. These trucking companies are essentially transferring their expenses like fuel, insurance, maintenance, wear and tear, tolls, tires, and more onto their employees, but California law prohibits employers from making their employees pay for business expenses that are part of the performance of their job.
The misclassification of truck driver owner-operators as independent contractors is illegal. Strauss & Strauss, APC has represented many misclassified owner-operators and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients (sometimes hundreds of thousands per each individual).
Information about Truck Driver Owner Operator Misclassification Cases
- Independent Contractor or Employee Test for Truck Drivers
- Labor Commissioner Awards for Truckers Misclassified as Independent Contractors
- Allen v. Hendrickson Trucking, Inc.
- Clark v. Knight Transportation, Inc.
- Hardaway v. Knight Transportation, Inc.
- Maynard v. H.F. Cox, Inc. dba Cox Petroleum Transport
- Noroyan v. H.F. Cox, Inc. dba Cox Petroleum Transport
- Villarreal v. Central Freight Lines
"Strauss & Strauss represented me in several cases against a former employer. They were taking on a Fortune 500 company that employed some of the world's biggest law firms. Michael Strauss and Andrew Ellison beat them every time."Stephen Craig
- Ayala v. Terminix International, Inc.
- Bankwitz v. Ecolab Inc. - Territory Manager Overtime Lawsuit
- Bautista v. Alliance Environmental Group
- Berry v. DCOR, LLC
- Bognuda v. Great White Dental
- Campos v. Ecolab Inc. – California Route Sales Manager (RSM) Lawsuit