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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