Are Calif. Real Estate Agents Still Independent Contractors?

Law360 (April 22, 2019, 1:26 PM EDT) -- Lawsuits against companies who are accused of misclassifying workers as independent contractors are on the rise in the wake of last year's landmark California Supreme Court decision, Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, which announced a new standard for determining if a worker is an employee or independent contractor.

In fact, since that decision, companies have paid millions of dollars in judgments and settlements after finding themselves on the receiving end of class actions brought by groups of workers who allege they were improperly classified, and as a result, were deprived of the benefits and protections afforded employees...

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