California Law

California Law Regarding Determination of Whether a Worker Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor

Under California common law, “[t]he determination of employee or independent-contractor status is one of fact if dependent upon the resolution of disputed evidence or inferences….” S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations, 48 Cal. 3d 341, 349...

Piercing the Corporate Veil

Under California law, a corporate identity may be disregarded — the ‘corporate veil’ pierced — where an abuse of the corporate privilege justifies holding the equitable ownership of a corporation liable for the actions of the corporation.” See Sonora Diamond Corp. v....

Under California Law, Employee Wages Cannot Be Attached Prior to Judgment

Under California law, employee wages are exempt from levies of attachment. See Code Civ. Proc. § 487.020(c) (“the following property is exempt from attachment: … (c) ‘Earnings’ as defined by Section 706.011.”); Code Civ. Proc. § 706.011(a) (“‘Earnings’ means compensation payable...