Cristler v. Express Messenger Systems, Inc.

Date: August 11, 2011

California Court of Appeal, 4th District

NFIB sent a letter requesting publication of a decision by the California Court of Appeal.  The decision clarified the distinction California law makes between employees and independent contractors.  The decision also described the burden of proof necessary to show independent contractor status as well as the role of the jury in such cases.  Publishing the decision would provide businesses with clear precedent on which to rely.

Status: DECIDED.  Letter requesting publication in the official reports sent 02/10/09.  Opinion certified for publication 02/11/09.

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