Identifying workers as independent contractors is a precarious undertaking. Many
employers believe that labeling a worker an "independent contractor" will end the
classification inquiry. The inquiry, however, will reach beyond definitions included in a
contract. Whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor is based on
multiple factors. And the standards for determining whether a worker is properly classified
as an employee or independent contractor vary between federal and state law. Employers
in California and now, out-of-state firms with workers in California, should pay heed to the
increasing enforcement of this significant legal distinction.
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