Anthony McClaren

ADLI Attorney Anthony McClaren is Featured by The Daily Journal for Conquering Mount Everest

Anthony McClaren, Head of Labor and Employment for ADLI Law Group recently returned home after summiting Mount Everest only a few days before the highly publicized fatal traffic jam on the mountain. The traffic jam, which killed 11 climbers (including fellow climber, Nihal Bagwan) has received extensive media coverage with critics placing the blame on…

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Mega Container Ships and New Infrastructure

The shipping industry supply chain is growing.  As the world continues its exponential population growth and commensurate consumption increases, and corresponding increases in disposable wealth, innovative companies will develop more efficient methods of transporting goods to satisfy the worldly appetite.  This is probably no where more apparent than through the use of the so-called Mega…

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DFEH Complaints- The Key to Start the Claim

I love cars. I love tinkering on them, fixing old ones, admiring fast ones, and driving pretty ones. It should come as no surprise that, in order for all cars to operate, the driver must have some sort of key, electronic or otherwise, to commence the experience. Like starting your car, the key to initiating…

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Out of State Brokers and the Interstate versus Intrastate Commerce Conundrum

If you are a motor carrier broker located outside of the State of California, and you contract with carriers in the State of California to transport loads for shippers, you may at some time or another have to balance whether or not you should register as a California business.  According to the California Corporation Codes,…

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A Road Less Traveled – Marijuana in the Transportation Workplace

Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana consumption, either medically, recreationally, or both.  The rights regarding possession and consumption vary from state to state, with some states allowing possession up to 24 ounces (Oregon), down to 1 ounce (Alaska).  The implications of legalized consumption of marijuana and its impact in the…

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Bright Lines, Grey Lines, and the Doldrums of Technical Labor Law Interpretation- A Summary of Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc. [9th Cir. Nos. 12-57130/12-57144; C.D. Cal. No. 8:10-CV-00109-CJC-MLG]

On May 8, 2017, the California Supreme Court published a decision that clarified the ambiguous “Day of Rest” that is mandated to be provided by California employers to employees. If you read this opinion, you may have to reread it, possibly several times, to absorb the stew of formulas, statutory and regulatory interpretations, technical labor…

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In for the Long Haul – FAAA Preemption Over Meal and Rest Breaks

This article briefly explores the interplay between the Federal Aviation Administration and Authorization Act of 1994 and the wage and hour laws for the State of California. Additionally, and peripherally, this article reflects the incredible length of time, resources, and frustration that must be endured when litigating cases that implicate this Act.  The would be plaintiff and unfortunate defendant must…

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Challenges Facing The Trucking Industry with the Onset Inevitability of Trucks That Pilot Themselves

The technology necessary to operate vehicles without human participation is in its adolescent stage, with industry experts suggesting only a short period of time before driverless cars and trucks become commonplace. Currently, the greatest impediment to explosive growth in the driverless vehicle industry is rooted in challenges which occur in population centers. The likelihood of…

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A Road Less Traveled – The Unique Control of the Big Rig Driver

In this remarkable video footage shot by the California Highway Patrol and posted to the CHP Facebook page, you can watch and marvel in awe as the long haul truck driver maintains complete and calm control of the big rig truck gliding down U.S. Interstate 80.  According to the CHP, the driver of the truck…

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