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Existing law, as established in the case of Dynamex Operations W. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 (Dynamex) , creates a presumption that a worker who performs services for a hirer is an employee. Existing law requires a 3-part test, commonly known as the "ABC" test, to establish that a worker is an independent contractor for purposes of claims for wages and benefits arising under wage orders issued by the Industrial Welfare Commission. This bill would instead, for purposes of claims for wages and benefits arising under wage orders, analyze whether the worker is economically dependent upon the hiring entity to determine whether that worker is an employee based upon the economic reality of the relationship with the hiring entity. The bill would require this analysis to be based solely upon enumerated factors that are similar to those used as a part of the Economic Realities Test in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. This bill would provide legislative findings and declarations in support of these provisions, and would state in the findings and declarations that it is the intent of the Legislature that the test under these provisions be applied retroactively to claims filed on and after April 30, 2018.
Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.
April 24 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 1. Noes 4. Page 800.) Reconsideration granted.
Set for hearing April 24.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 14.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/11/19 - Introduced|
|03/28/19 - Amended Senate|
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