Appeals Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Stop Classifying Drivers as Contractors

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 22, 2020, a California appeals court ruled in a unanimous decision that Uber and Lyft must comply with a preliminary injunction requiring them to stop classifying their drivers as independent contractors so they receive the same protections and benefits as other workers at the transportation…

FMCSA Extends Pre-Employment Drug Testing Waiver Due to Coronavirus

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 8, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – an administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – declared that the continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic warranted the extension and modification of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 to continue the pre-employment drug testing exemption set…

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Identifies Nearly 8,000 Positive Substance Abuse Tests of Commercial Drivers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 21, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released data gathered from its Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and the information showed that the Clearinghouse had detected and identified nearly 8,000 positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers since it became operational…