Stephen Befort ’74

Professor of Law Emeritus

Prof. Befort Cited by California Supreme Court

In Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court, 416 P.3d 1 (2018), the California Supreme Court adopted a new test for determining employee status that will extend regulatory protection to a greater number of workers. In its opinion, the court cited Professor Befort’s scholarship to support the proposition that the prior legal standard for determining employee/independent contractor status “invites employers to structure their relationships in whatever manner best evades liability.”