Musick Peeler’s Business Litigation Group represents clients in a wide variety of business and corporate litigation matters.

California Supreme Court Decides Standard Applicable to Classification of Workers As Independent Contractors

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that may make it more difficult for California employers to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Specifically, in Dynamex Operations W., Inc. v. Superior Court, 2018 WL 1999120 (Cal. Apr. 30, 2018), the Court held that the burden is on the hiring entity to establish that the worker is an independent contractor by establishing all three of the following factors:

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Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego and Santa Monica Pass New Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

The cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego, and Santa Monica have each recently passed ordinances increasing the minimum wage effective July 1, 2016.  With the exception of Pasadena, all have further passed ordinances providing for paid sick leave beyond that required by California state law.  This article highlights some key provisions of these ordinances.

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