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Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling – Independent Contractor v. Employee

In a ruling with potentially sweeping consequences for the so-called gig economy, the California Supreme Court on Monday made it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Read more…

CA Workers Compensation: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

The difference between independent contractors and employees is sometimes difficult to distinguish when it comes to workers’ compensation insurance. California courts and state agencies typically use a number of tests to determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor. A crucial factor in determining employment status is the employer’s right to direct […]

Know which payroll is included for California Workers Compensation premiums.

Workers’ compensation premium is assessed on gross wages and other compensation as defined by law. The table below identifies whether or not a specific form of compensation is considered as payroll for premium calculation. Included as Payroll Not Included as Payroll Sick, vacation, and holiday pay Tips Bonuses and commissions Reward for discovery or invention […]