California’s New Employee/Independent Contractor Law
Earlier this month, Governor Newsom signed into law new legislation expanding the scope of what it means to be an employee. As a result, many gig economy workers that were classified as independent contractors will now likely be classified as employees — at least if and when the matter is presented to California’s courts.
“California has at least one million workers who work as contractors and are likely to be affected by the measure, including nail salon workers, janitors and construction workers. Unlike contractors, employees are covered by minimum wage and overtime laws. Businesses must also contribute to unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation funds on their employees’ behalf.”
To find out whether you have a potential claim for misclassification, reach out to Jeffrey Curtiss for a consultation.