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    Kaitlyn is an Associate with PIB Law and focuses her practice on consumer financial services and professional and general liability matters. 

    Prior to joining PIB Law, Kaitlyn was an Associate with Houser & Allison where her practice ...

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court adopted a test for independent contractor that generally restricts the classification of independent contractors. In a ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, S222732, 2018 WL 1999120 (Cal. April 30, 2018), the Court adopted a test that assumes all workers are employees unless a hiring company can establish each of the following three factors, commonly known as the “ABC” test:

  1. that the worker is free from the control and direction of the hirer in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of such work and in fact;
  2. that the worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity's business; and
  3. that the worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed for the hiring entity.

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