From Corporate Counsel –
In the case, even though the defendant required drivers to incorporate and delineated their relationships as independent contractors in company contracts, the company still controlled “every aspect of the drivers’ operation,” said Van Vleck. This included their rates, routes and even the color of their socks. Based on these facts (surely, the socks were the deciding factor), the court determined that the delivery drivers had been improperly classified as independent contractors.
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