Calif. Justices Reject Previous Worker Classification Test

Law360 (April 30, 2018, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court on Monday shot down delivery company Dynamex's challenge to a decision certifying a class of delivery drivers in a wage-and-hour case, embracing a standard that presumes workers are employees instead of independent contractors and stepping away from a more flexible classification test that had been in use in the Golden State for almost three decades.

In a published ruling, California’s high court adopted the state Industrial Welfare Commission’s definition of employment, which makes anyone whom a business “engage[s], suffer[s] or permit[s]” to...
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