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Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

415.402.6542

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Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

415.402.6542

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The Dynamex Decision: Will California’s New Ruling On Independent Contractors Apply to Workers’ Compensation?

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court announced an important change in how employers will be required to distinguish between independent consultants and employees, making it harder for workers to fit the criteria to be called an “independent contractor.”1 The court adopted a test similar to the “ABC” test used in Massachusetts, which has been considered the strictest in the country, pulling more and more workers out of the “contractor” bucket and into the “employee” bucket—a change that may affect companies’ bottom lines.