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Independent Contractor Class Action Investigation: Are You Affected?

Are You A 1099 employee, Otherwise Misclassified as An Independent Contractor?

A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court redefined the qualifications of an independent contractor in California making it more difficult for a company to categorize independent contractors. The ruling requires companies to change the status of their workers from independent contractors to employees. Are you affected by this new ruling? Contact us today about the Independent Contractor Class Action Investigation!

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Independent contractors are not entitled to payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and other expenses or benefits typically paid by employers, such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Independent contractors are also not entitled to demand minimum wage or overtime.

The new ruling may apply to the following types of workers:

  • Delivery drivers
  • Passenger drivers/ridesharing
  • Skilled contract workers
  • Others

What is the Independent Contractor Law in California?

Under the Independent Contractor Law, a worker must meet the standards of the “ABC test” to be given independent contractor status where the worker would receive a 1099 from the employer.

The ABC Test states that:

  • (A) The worker must be “free from the control and the direction of” the company.
  • (B) The work performed must be “outside the usual course” of the company’s business.
  • (C) The worker must be “customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed.”

The California independent Contractor law asserts that “if even one of the above requirements is not met, then the worker must be treated as an employee”. This means that the employer/company is required to pay the worker the minimum wage, overtime pay, reimburse them for expenses, give meal and rest breaks, among other employee benefits.

See if you qualify to join the Independent Contractor Class Action Investigation and contact us for your case evaluation.

Editor’s note on the Independent Contractor Class Action Investigation:

This piece is written about the recent Independent Contractor Lawsuit Investigation. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit investigation, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

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If you believe that what is alleged in the Independent Contractor Class Action Lawsuit Investigation has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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