9th Circ. Ruling Returns Stability To Joint Employer Test

By Andrew Murphy and Lauren Linderman (October 10, 2019, 4:09 PM EDT) -- We hear a lot about the evolving nature of work. One need look no further than the rise of the so-called gig economy to see that employment relationships are different today than they were just a decade ago.

So too do we hear a lot about the evolving nature of legal tests used to determine whether an employment relationship exists. This discussion has been particularly prevalent in California, which — first in the California Supreme Court's decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles[1] and then in the Legislature's recent enactment of A.B. 5 — jettisoned decades of common law...

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