Calif. Bill Floated To Undo Dynamex Worker Classification Test

Law360 (December 6, 2018, 8:55 PM EST) -- California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez has announced proposed legislation that would loosen the criteria employers use to classify workers as independent contractors, undoing the state Supreme Court's landmark Dynamex decision from earlier this year.

Melendez, a Republican representing Riverside County's suburban 67th district, announced the bill in a press release Tuesday, saying it aims to "roll back the dangerous precedent set" by the California high court's April decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County.

"This legislation addresses the chilling and potentially harmful impacts the Dynamex decision will have on the business community in our state...

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