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Justice may not often be swift, but sometimes it is right.

Updated: Jan 4, 2020



Ten years after the 2000 strawberry season, the California Supreme Court issed a historical and favorable ruling for agriculture on the issue of joint employment in agriculture business.  This ruling is applicable to all California businesses involved in independent contractor relationships. 


I had the rare opportunity to first draft a contract for a produce client and then litigate the import of the contract through victory in the California Supreme Court.


An article about this seminal case was published in the California Labor & Employment Law Review:


California Supreme Court Clarifies the Definition of "Employer" in Minimum Wage Actions


California Supreme Court Ruling: 


http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10726492506162838892&q=martinez+v.+combs&hl=en&as_sdt=4,5,39

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