Richard Reibstein, a Partner in Locke Lord’s Labor and Employment Practice in New York and co-head of the Firm’s Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Practice, was quoted in a Law360 article on California’s revised law governing the classification of independent contractors. The statute was initially enacted to make it harder for businesses to treat workers as independent contractors, but the new law expanded the range of businesses that qualify for an exemption from the stricter compliance test.
While the revisions “clarified some of the factors” that qualify a business for an exemption, the standards are “still extremely muddy,” Reibstein said.
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