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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: The Dynamex Case

Feb 22, 2019 7:00:47 AM / by Matt posted in california, unions, employers, wrongful termination, business

Over the past twenty years, labor law in California has become increasingly worker-friendly. In response, many businesses have adjusted by reclassifying workers as independent contractors, as opposed to employees. However, the California Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles reexamined and ultimately rejected the existing judicial standard for distinguishing contractors from employees. The Court introduced a new “ABC” test.
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