A transportation provider frequently employs people flung all over the country, many moving from state to state every day. The employer faces compliance with a myriad of federal, state, and, potentially, local laws relating to minimum wages, personal time (paid and unpaid), anti-discrimination, wage protection, hiring and firing best practices, drug testing, workers compensation, unemployment and many other regulations. Pile on issues relating to the distinction between employees and independent contractors, and even the most diligent office manager can find it difficult to keep up. This high level overview will give you some perspective on when to involve other professionals to tackle the thorny issues and when your team can competently administer the issues. Be ready to ask questions.