Posts Tagged ‘independent contractor’

Ninth Circuit Decides to Not Go Back to the Future, Depublishes Vasquez Decision

The Dynamex saga is back for a sequel. In a brief yet temporary win for employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals depublished its Vasquez opinion. Remember, in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court adopted a new test, called the “ABC” test, for evaluating whether workers are properly classified as independent […]

23 Jul 19 - Independent Contractor - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

Hiring Retiree for Specific Projects as an Independent Contractor

One of my long-term employees recently retired and would like to do some occasional work for us in her spare time. Can we hire her as an independent contractor? Probably not. There are a number of different worker classifications in California, such as directly hired employees, leased workers, interns, volunteers and independent contractors. These classifications […]

20 May 19 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Independent Contractors’ ‘ABC Test’ Limited to Claims Arising Under a Wage Order

You may remember our previous blog post about the California Supreme Court’s rather groundbreaking decision about which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018)). The new test set forth in Dynamex, referred […]

29 Oct 18 - Independent Contractor - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Nail Salon Fined $1.2 Million for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Just because you want a worker to be an independent contractor, or the worker prefers being an independent contractor, does not make it so. Worker misclassification is the practice of knowingly misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. And liability in this area became even more complex when the California Supreme Court recently set forth […]

3 Aug 18 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Misclassified Housecleaners Receive $50K Each in Back Pay

The California Labor Commissioner recently intervened on behalf of a group of housecleaners who were improperly classified as independent contractors and paid less than minimum wage with no overtime. The five housecleaners, who typically worked over 10 hours a day, will receive an average of $50,000 each in back pay. The investigation began last year […]

19 Feb 16 - Compensation, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »