California’s wage and hour laws impose various requirements upon employers. These requirements cover various aspects of employment, such as minimum wage, overtime pay, and lunch and rest breaks. However, these wage and hour laws apply to employees – they do not apply to independent contractors.
Employers should proceed with caution, however. California imposes extremely harsh penalties for misclassifying employees as independent contractors. California law typically looks to different factors in deciding whether an individual is an independent contractor, as opposed to an employee. These factors include whether the worker is using