We’ve written quite a bit about the new penalties for mischaracterizing employees as independent contractors. But we haven’t talked as much about how to draw the distinction. Partly that’s because different government agencies use different approaches. And some of it’s due to the fact that these can be very fact-specific determinations and it’s hard

Thanks to Kent Bradbury for the following post:

Among several employment-related bills signed into law by Governor Brown recently was SB 459, a bill that significantly raised the stakes in the continuing game of cat and mouse we know as the proper classification of independent contractors.  It includes the following provisions: 

  • A prohibition on