New State Bill Could Hold Retailers Liable For Future Port Truck Driver Wage Theft Claims

SB-1402, titled the “Dignity in the Driver’s Seat” bill, would make retailers jointly liable for abuses of port truck drivers if they’re found to have hired a trucking company that is not paying fair wages, has unpaid final judgments due to a wage theft suit, imposes unlawful expenses on its employees and those who misclassify its workers as independent contractors.