Attys Sound Off On Calif. High Court's Worker Status Ruling

By Rachel Rippetoe (January 19, 2021, 2:16 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court confirmed last Thursday that its 2018 Dynamex ruling, which makes it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors, applies retroactively.

The high court was asked by the Ninth Circuit if the ruling, which requires that justices adopt a three-part ABC test when determining whether workers should have been given employee status or not, can be applied to a case filed by janitorial workers who say they should be treated as employees of Jan-Pro Franchising International and therefore are entitled to business expense reimbursement under California's wage orders.

"Particularly because we had not previously issued a...

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