The dog sitter app tells 9th Circ. He is not an employer

By Gina Kim (March 18, 2022, 6:12 p.m. EDT) — A digital platform connecting pet owners with dog sitters on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit to uphold a California federal judge’s finding that the company had not wrongly classified a dog sitter as an independent contractor, arguing that it controlled its own schedule, prices and refused bookings without being penalized.

A Place for Rover Inc. told the appeals court in its response brief on Thursday that the company had passed all three parts of the ABC test to determine when workers can be treated as independent contractors under California law. , which focuses on employer control over workers.

The ABC test was introduced by the California Supreme…

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