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Supreme Court Won't Review Dispute on Whether Injured Trucker Was Independent Contractor

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, March 25, 2016 | 2169 | 1 | 9 min read

The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a determination by the 1st District Court of Appeal on whether an injured trucker had been an employee of the company that owned the trailer he was hauling when he was hurt. In December, the 1st DCA concluded that Sheik Zahid Ali was an employee of Trimac Transportation Services because of the "substantial, if not pervasive, control" that Trimac had over the operations of all those who drove for it. Even though Ali owned the truck that he used to haul a load of latex paint for Trimac, he had signed an agreement designatin...

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