New Jersey High Court doesn’t settle remote work status issue

By Bill Wichert (August 2, 2022, 6:13 p.m. EDT) — The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that some workers at a drywall installation company were wrongly classified as independent contractors given the lack of evidence that they operated as separate business entities, although he evaded the question of whether remote yards can constitute “places of business” under the state’s so-called ABC test.

The state’s highest court overturned a state appeal ruling that said these 11 companies were acting as independent contractors working for East Bay Drywall LLC and, therefore, the company did not owe related contributions to unemployment benefits and state temporary disability funds.

Writing for the unanimous court, Appellate Division…

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