New Employment Challenges in Transportation and Logistics

Analyzing New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, Worker Classification, Regulatory Compliance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Course Materials

This CLE course will guide in-house counsel and employment practitioners on how to navigate the unique employment issues in the transportation and logistics sector. The panelists will discuss how to advise clients on issues surrounding worker classification, arbitration agreements, and regulatory compliance.


Counsel must consider and address employment issues unique to transportation and logistics companies. More than ever, this sector is debating whether it can use a contingent workforce rather than workers with a traditional employment relationship, making worker classification a central issue.

The growing use of arbitration agreements in recent years is complicated by the recent ruling in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, where the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act's Section 1 exemption may apply to a transportation worker, whether they are independent contractors or employees. This decision may have broad ramifications on the transportation sector and the economy as a whole and must be considered by employment counsel when drafting arbitration agreements.

In addition to these hot button issues, employment counsel for transportation and logistics companies must be prepared to advise on myriad unique regulatory compliance matters such as drug and alcohol testing, driver duty hours and rest periods, licensing requirements, and drafting safety manuals and employee handbooks.

Listen as our distinguished panel provides guidance on employment issues facing counsel for transportation and logistics companies. The panelists will discuss worker classification issues, arbitration agreements, and best practices for maintaining regulatory compliance.



  1. Overview of common employment issues facing the transportation and logistics industries
  2. Worker classification issues
  3. Arbitration agreements in light of New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira
  4. Regulatory compliance issues
  5. Best practices for employment counsel in drafting work agreements, safety manuals and employee handbooks


The panel will review these and other relevant topics:

  • What are the unique worker classification issues impacting the transportation and logistics sectors?
  • How will the Supreme Court's ruling in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira affect arbitration agreements in the transportation industry?
  • What are the regulatory compliance matters that employment counsel for transportation companies and logistics companies need to consider?


Chemers, Alexander
Alexander M. (Zander) Chemers

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Mr. Chemers has significant experience defending employers against wage-and-hour claims, ranging from single plaintiff...  |  Read More

Massiatte, Michael
Michael W. Massiatte

Of Counsel
DLA Piper

Mr. Massiatte focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, including employee relations, employee benefits,...  |  Read More

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