Skip to content

Medscape Publishes Article Co-Authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar and Associate Attorney Matthew M. Stokke

Medscape Publishes Article Co-Authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar and Associate Attorney Matthew M. Stokke

California medical groups face increased risks when classifying physicians as independent contractors. The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court decision  created a new legal test for determining whether licensed providers should be paid as independent contractors or employees. Many medical groups fail to consult with their legal counsel to ensure that they have properly classified their providers. Misclassification  can create liability for wages, penalties, attorneys fees and taxes.  

Jehan Jayakumar
Founding Partner
Jehan N. Jayakumar
Matthew Stokke
Associate Attorney
Matthew M. Stokke

An article published on Medscape.com, which was co-authored by Founding Partner Jehan N. Jayakumar and Associate Attorney Matthew M. Stokke, discussed the criteria that need to be met in order to classify a provider as an independent contractor, and what medical groups can do to ensure that they aren’t misclassifying their employees.

“Medical groups need to realize that although there are some benefits to classifying a provider as an independent contractor there are also significant risks including fines of up to $25,000 per misclassification,” said Jayakumar. “The Medscape article discusses many of these risks, and provides a roadmap for medical groups in California to ensure that they are properly classifying their providers.”  

To read the article in its entirety, visit: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/905628 (free, one-time registration required)

Newsletter Signup

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.