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Risky Business: Compliance with Independent Contractor Classification Rules Just Got Even More Complicated in California and Beyond

On November 5, 2019 by Schnader in Client Alerts

M. Christine Carty and Scott J. Wenner published a client alert, “Risky Business: Compliance with Independent Contractor Classification Rules Just Got Even More Complicated in California and Beyond.” The alert describes how recent legislation passed in California could make it more difficult for companies to accurately classify workers as employees or independent contractors, regardless of where the employer is headquartered.

The alert states in part:

“In California, improper classification of workers as independent contractors, rather than employees, may result in liability for overtime wages, business expenses and myriad other costs, compounded by substantial penalties for violations of the Wage Orders of the California Industrial Welfare Commission (“Wage Orders”) and related sections of the California Labor Code.”

Click here to read the full alert.