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Michael Warren quoted in San Jose Mercury News and L.A. Times

Michael Warren was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News and Los Angeles Times in articles pertaining to the California Supreme Court ruling on worker classification.   ( “Uber, Lyft and other gig jobs may face a shakeup under new California work rules”, L.A. Times and “Gig economy ‘earthquake’: California Supreme Court rules on worker classification”, San Jose Mercury News.)  The Court’s ruling may have an impact on companies such as Uber and Lyft for whom independent contractors make up the majority of their labor force.  The CA Supreme Court ruling states that a worker can be considered an independent contractor only when a company can show the worker controls his or her work, that the duties go beyond what the business normally does, and when the worker “is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed for the hiring entity.” The ruling will likely have a broad impact on many different industries, beyond just the “gig economy.”