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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Answer Just Changed.

The test for whether a California worker is an employee or an independent contractor just changed. California courts and government agencies facing this question have long used complex multi-factor tests with outcomes that are difficult to predict. On April 30, 2018, in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (S222732), the California Supreme Court replaced…

California’s Puppy Lemon Law: The Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act

California dog and cat buyers are protected by a 1995 law titled “The Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act” (the “Act”), commonly called the “Puppy Lemon Law,” which provides several ways to get compensation for a dog or cat that dies or becomes ill within a set time after purchase. The Act covers breeders and pet…