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January 2021 employment law decisions

Employee versus independent contractor standard applies retroactively.

January 14, 2021, Supreme Court of California, Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc.: In 2018, the California Supreme Court adopted a new standard for determining employee versus independent contractor status for claims based on California’s wage orders (“ABC” test) in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903. At the request of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court decided that the ABC test applies retroactively for all cases not yet final as of the date of the 2018 Dynamex decision.

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April 2021 employment law decisions

University of California is not subject to California’s minimum wage law. April 23, 2021, Fourth Appellate District, Guivini Gomez v. The Regents of the University of California: Gomez sued her former

March 2021 employment law decisions

Jury findings in a first trial do not have preclusive effect on a retrial. March 18, 2021, Fourth Appellate District, Contreras-Velazquez v. Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc.: Contreras-Velazqu

February 2021 employment law decisions

No rounding of hours worked for determining premium wages for meal period violations. February 25, 2021, Supreme Court of California, Donahue v. AMN Services, LLC: The Supreme Court of California addr