LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Parisima Roshanzamir | May 9, 2018

Are You An Employee or Are You an Independent Contractor?

Some employees are improperly classified as “independent contractors (IC). Companies sometimes improperly classify their employees as an IC to save the company money and increase profits. The down side is the employee loses out on benefits and legal protections granted to them under our labor laws.

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Mary M. v. City of Los Angeles (1991) 54 Cal.3d 202, 208 Lab. Code, § 3353“Independent contractor” means any person who renders service for a specified recompense for a specified result, under the control of his principal as to the result of his work only and not as to the means by which such result is accomplished. S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal.3d 341, 349 Toyota Motor Sales v. Superior Court (1990) 220 Cal.App.3d 864, 877 Yellow Cab Cooperative, Inc. v. Workers' Comp. Appeals Bd. (1991) 226 Cal.App.3d 1288, 1294 S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc., supra. L. Byron Culver & Associates v. Jaoudi Industrial & Trading Corp. (1991) 1 Cal.App.4th 300, 305

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