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Mark offers more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of real estate, construction, construction defect, and commercial litigation. He has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings.
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ADOPTS NEW TEST
The California Supreme Court adopted a new test this spring to determine if a business’s workers are “employees” or “independent contractors” under California wage orders. Wage orders govern minimum wages, maximum hours, and meal and rest breaks for millions of California employees. The upshot of the decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court is it will be substantially harder for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors.
YES, ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
An employer was entitled to insurance coverage under its comprehensive general liability (“CGL”) policy for claims of negligent hiring, retention, or supervision of an employee even when the employee allegedly acted intentionally, according to a recent case decided by the California Supreme Court.