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Independent Contractor

Effective April 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled that a person will be considered an Independent Contractor (IC) only if you can prove all three of the following:

1) that the worker is free from the control and direction of CSUSM in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the perfomance of the work and in fact;

2) that the worker performs work that is outside the usual course of CSUSM business; and 

3) that the worker is customarily engaged in an independent established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work perfomed.

IC agreements must comply with State and Federal Laws, CSU policies and Collective Bargaining Agreements. Before proceeding, you are responsible to prove all three of the above requirements. If you cannot, contact the Office of Human Resources for the appropriate path forward. Do not complete the IC process.

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