Steven Swirsky Quoted in “NLRB Action Claims Intermodal Bridge Transport Misclassified Drivers”

Transport Topics

Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Transport Topics, in “NLRB Action Claims Intermodal Bridge Transport Misclassified Drivers,” by Rip Watson.

Following is an excerpt:

“The case is significant for a number of reasons,” said Steve Swirsky, an attorney at Epstein Becker Green, a New York law firm that represents companies in employment cases.

“While it is quite unusual, it is likely to be a harbinger of the NLRB taking similar action in other cases,” such as those involving Uber drivers, he told TT. “What the board is saying here is that it agrees with the Teamsters. By arguing that it is an unfair labor practice to misclassify a driver in these circumstances, the board is forcing the terminal operators and other logistics firms to act at their peril.”