The world of work is ever changing. Where manufacturing and large corporations used to rule in California and around the country, entrepreneurs and the gig economy are taking over in increasing numbers. Workers' compensation came into existence as a means for providing protection and care regarding workplace injuries and illnesses.
In a recent California Supreme Court case, delivery drivers won a lawsuit making it harder for them to be classified as independent contractors. Typically, independent contractors do not receive the same benefits as employees. One result of the case was a formula, the ABC test, that determines that workers are employees if their activities are controlled by the company, the activities contribute to the core business of the company and the workers don't run an independent business while carrying out the work.