One Year In: Grappling with Dynamex's Requirement That Independent Contractors "Perform Work Outside the Usual Course of the Hiring Entity's Business" Understanding Part B of the "ABC Test"
CA's "ABC" test turns one year old on April 30, 2019. Last year in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, the CA Supreme Court adopted the test as the governing standard for deciding if a worker is an employee or independent contractor for claims under CA's Wage Orders.
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