Supreme Court refuses to hear truckers’ challenge to AB5, California’s anti-freelancing law

Trucks from the People’s Convoy parked outside the “Defeat the Mandates” rally in Los Angeles April 10, 2022. (Brad Jones/The Epoch Times)
Matthew VadumThe Epoch TimesThe Supreme Court turned away a challenge to California’s “radical” worker-classification law that virtually outlaws independent contracting, including independent trucking, and clamps down on the so-called gig economy.The ruling has the effect of ending a temporary stay preventing enforcement of the law, known as AB5, against motor carriers while the appeal to the Supreme Court was pending. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit previously denied the challenge to the law, finding the law was not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994, which was created to prevent states from undermining federal deregulation of the trucking industry by imposing regulations of their own.The law is deeply unpopula
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