9th Circ. Upholds Costco's Win In Misclassification Suit

By Irene Spezzamonte (November 1, 2021, 2:32 PM EDT) -- Costco didn't employ a worker who accused the company of misclassifying her as an independent contractor to avoid paying her overtime, the Ninth Circuit ruled, denying her bid to find the company liable for wage violations under California law.

The dispute stems from a proposed class action a worker filed in 2018 against Costco, claiming that because she was misclassified as an independent contractor, she was also denied meal and rest breaks in accordance with California labor laws. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) In a unanimous unpublished opinion, the appellate panel on Friday upheld a 2020 California district court decision that found Costco Wholesale...

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