Category: California

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High Court Asked To Rein In 9th Circuit Court on Misclassification of Drivers

From Law 360 — “Affinity Logistics Corp. has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth…

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California Labor Contractor and Independent Contractor Issues

From the National Law Review — “California has, for a variety of reasons, become a particularly hostile…

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Wage Order—Not Borello—Applies in Independent Contractor Status Test Says California Court of Appeal

From JDSupra Business Advisor — PerkinsCoie writes — “The California Court of Appeal, Second District, issued an…

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Independent contractor versus employee debate continues

  From Lexology —  Amy Pierce writes “a California federal district court, in Taylor v. Shippers Transport Express,…

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Court Finds Sacramento Bee Misclassified Employees as Independent Contractors

From insurancenewsnet.com — “The Superior Court for the County of Sacramento held that the Sacramento Bee owned by…

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New California Law Imposes Costly Risks to Companies Using Independent Contractors Supplied by Staffing and Recruiting Firms – But Risks Can Be Minimized

  From Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog —  On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown of California…

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The California “Work Made for Hire” Trap: Your Consultant May Be Your Employee

From Satya Narayan at the Royse Law Firm, PC Most consulting/ contractor agreements will include a boilerplate…

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1 in 6 California construction workers labors in shadows, study finds

From the LA Times — “Informal workers are growing part of California’s economy — a shift keenly…

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Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court, Rules FedEx Drivers in California and Oregon are Employees

From the Employment Law Spotlight  – The driver-as-independent-contractor model has been under attack for years, with federal and…

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California Supreme Court Holds Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims Can Be Determined by Common Proof – But Only in Certain Circumstances

From  Littler Mendelson — [note:  this is the best article I’ve seen on the Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers,…

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California Court of Appeal Enforces Contractor’s Agreement to Arbitrate Misclassification Claims Out of State

From the National Law Review — “This case is important for two reasons:  (1) the court upheld…

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Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status

From HG.org — Erin Mindoro provides an excellent review of the Happy Nails and other independent contractor cases — Happy…