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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Logistics and Transportation Update - February 2016

February 1, 2016   |   Atlanta | Chicago | Columbus | Dallas | Delaware | Elkhart | Fort Wayne | Grand Rapids | Indianapolis | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | South Bend
Welcome to the February 2016 edition of Logistically Speaking, an e-publication that features articles authored by the attorneys in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Logistics and Transportation Practice Group. To read an article from this month's edition of the Logistically Speaking e-newsletter, click on the hyperlinks in the article titles below.

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Round-Up of 2015 Court Decisions
By Timothy J. Abeska

Courts across the country addressed a variety of transportation and logistics legal issues in 2015. Read more about how these decisions, which address federal leasing regulations, broker litigation and liability, and issues related to independent contractor status of drivers, affect you and your business.


Employment Update
By David Ritter
Stay up-to-date on legal matters and decisions for employers by reading this roundup of recent employment cases making headlines in the logistics and transportation industry.


Changes In Overtime Rules Are Coming - Are You Ready?
By David Ritter
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will dramatically increase the number of employees eligible to receive overtime compensation - an estimated 4.6 million additional workers. That's almost as many retail jobs there were in all of 2014. The notice is expected to become effective in mid- to late 2016. Are you ready? 

Learn more about why logistics companies should take special note of these changes.


New Regulations Hit the Road for Carriers and Brokers
By Timothy J. Abeska

Like almost any other industry, the transportation industry is affected by a myriad of government regulation. Are you up to speed? Learn about some of these new regulations to make sure you are in compliance.

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