“The ‘legal literature’ about the independent contractor has been occupied, almost exclusively, with the question of how best to identify him. Since early last century…his actual existence as a member of society in good standing has gone without question – that is until very recently. Of late, however, there has been a growing tendency, somewhat emotional in character, to look upon him with disfavor, as little more than a sham, a mere lawyer’s device, conceived in sin and brought forth to provide undeserved immunity.” – Roscoe Steffen, “Independent Contractor and the Good Life,” 2 U. Chi. L. Rev. 501 (1935).
Some things don’t change! For more than 80 years (at least), folks in Chicago (and elsewhere) have been pondering this issue. With panelists from the North, South, and in between, this panel will analyze issues involving use of independent contractors in the trucking industry in the U.S. and Canada and strategies for dealing with them.
Moderator: Richard A. Clark, Landstar System, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida
Presenter(s): Shannon Cohen, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C., Indianapolis, Indiana
Lisa Goodfellow, Partner, Miller Thompson LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jameson Rice, Associate, Holland & Night LLP, Tampa, Florida