Calif. Worker Misclassification Law Will Spur Suits: Attys

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Of the 22 new California employment laws approved by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, one in particular, which creates monetary penalties for willfully misclassifying employees as independent contractors, could trip up well-intentioned employers and lead to a surge in litigation, attorneys say.

The Golden State's latest crop of employment laws cover everything from gender identity to the use of credit reports for employment purposes and employment verification systems such as E-Verify.

“It's an amazing avalanche of legislation,” said Los Angeles-based Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner...
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