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Barnes & Thornburg LLP Logistics and Transportation Update - July 2016

Welcome to the July 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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Carrier Prevails After Three Years of Litigation With Owner-Operators
Even carriers with carefully drafted lease agreements can find themselves in litigation when owner-operators are dissatisfied. Read about how Trailer Transit prevailed in a recent decision and how it ultimately came down to the language in the lease agreement.

A New Frontier: The Changing Landscape of Joint-Employers
New developments by the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor have broadened the definition of “joint-employers” which has a significant impact on warehouse and logistics companies who frequently use staffing companies and temporary labor. Learn more about ways to help your company mitigate the risks and impact of these ever-changing rules on joint-employment.

New SOLAS Container Weight Verification Mandate: No VGM, No Loading
Under changes in the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) that went into effect on July 1, 2016, shippers must provide verified weights for containers loaded onto ships for export. Now is the time for the shippers to read and review these changes to implement new procedures which ensure compliance.

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