New Employment Case, September 2021

Uncategorized Oct 12, 2021

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California Courts of Appeal

Employment

Becerra v. The McClatchy Co. (2021) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2021 WL 4472625: The Court of Appeal reversed the judgment for  defendants, following a bench trial, in a class action by newspaper home delivery carriers for The Fresno Bee newspaper who alleged that defendants violated the unfair competition law (UCL; Business & Professions Code, 17200 et seq.) by failing to pay the carriers' mileage expenses as required by Labor Code section 2802. The primary issue at trial was whether the carriers were employees or independent contractors and the trial court concluded they were independent contractors. The Court of Appeal reversed, ruling that the issue of whether the carriers are employees or independent contractors had to be determined under the S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal.3d 341, (Borello) test. The trial court erred in deferring to the Employment Development Department regulations that the Court of Appeal found were inapplicable, and the trial court also failed to properly analyze the factors required by Borello. (C.A. 5th, September 30, 2021.)

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