John Skousen

John Skousen is a partner in the Irvine office of Fisher Phillips. His practice is concentrated on wage and hour law and employment litigation, and he represents employers in class actions and other employment matters. He can be reached at

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Applying the Standard for Independent Contractors California has adopted a new ABC test for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. This new multifactor test has sent shockwaves across employers statewide, and its tricky application has some reeling. Between the new test and questions about retroactivity and joint employer applications, employers should use caution and...

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Do Your Unpaid On-Call Shifts Remain Alive and Well? This post was run in part on the Fisher Phillips website and is republished here with permission. Fisher Phillips partner John Skousen explores what employers may need to know in order to comply with laws pertaining to unpaid on-call shifts. As long as employers release employees from certain restrictions and permit them to...

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