Richard Warner, Senior Tax Manager, recently wrote an article for the Orange County Business Journal in the “General Counsel Awards” special supplement. Excerpt from the article “New Ruling on Independent Contractors Impacts Many Employers“:
Determining whether a California worker is an independent contractor or an employee has always been difficult. However, for many years the laws have been interpreted to mean that the key to distinguishing between employees and independent contractors was whether the company had the right to control the manner and means by which the worker accomplished the desired result. Recently, a ruling by the California Supreme Court changed that understanding.