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Case: Wage & Hour/Worker Misclassification (N.D. Cal.)

June 26, 2020, 6:13 PM

A newspaper dealer for the San Francisco Chronicle is entitled to summary judgment on his claim that he was misclassified as an independent contractor, even though he had the ability to hire or fire subcontractors without approval from the newspaper. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that he was an employee under the governing principles given that the newspaper controls the manner and means by which he delivers newspapers, he can be discharged unilaterally without cause with a 30-day notice, the simplicity of newspaper delivery weighs in favor of a finding that he is an...

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