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Labor Laws: Pay Fair or Pay Up

The fair labor standards act of 1938 — 29 cfr parts 510 to 794 establishes standards for minimum wages, overtime pay, and recordkeeping. Operators should be familiar with these standards, since they affect more than 130 million workers.

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FOREVER NO. 1: Stephen Spencer Sr. (1925 — 2010)

The founder of NYC’s first official livery company started London Towncars in 1959 and New York state’s first industry association in 1967. He was LCT Magazine’s first Operator Of The Year in 1990. Spencer also was a veteran of WWII.

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INDUSTRY OMEN: Fed Ex Pays Up Big Time In Settlement

PAY SHOCK: Operators worry that a settlement requiring Fed Ex to pay back taxes and workers’ comp for misclassified independent contractors in Massachusetts could set a precedent for actions against chauffeured operators using I/Cs. A separate lawsuit for back wages is pending.

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Halfway Between a Mini-bus And a Motorcoach

LOTS OF LEGROOM N’ BLACK LEATHER: A Virginia operator goes for a new niche in the bus market that wants luxury service and amenities without the size and expense of a big bus.