Attorney General Bonta Celebrates District Court Decision Upholding AB 5 Protections in California Trucking Association v. Bonta

Monday, March 18, 2024
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OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement on a Southern District of California district court decision in California Trucking Association v. Bonta, denying the plaintiffs/intervenors’ renewed motions for preliminary injunction and ruling that AB 5 does not violate the constitution as applied to the trucking industry.

"We're pleased that the district court got this one right, and upheld AB 5’s protections," said Attorney General Bonta. "AB 5 was enacted to address a widespread problem of worker misclassification, including in the trucking industry, and application of AB 5 in this sector serves the important interests of ensuring that employees receive benefits guaranteed by law, including minimum wage, unemployment insurance, sick leave, and others. This attempt to invalidate the application of AB 5 to the trucking industry will not stand. The California Department of Justice will continue to defend this important law and stand up for the rights of workers to receive the benefits and protections to which they are legally entitled."

A copy of the district court's ruling is available here

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