On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court narrowed the class of workers who qualify as independent contractors. In the long-anticipated Dynamex Operations West, Inc., the Court rejected the flexible, multi-factor Borello test …
"Lawyers hate keeping track of their billable hours. Clients hate them even more; each month they receive bills showing that their legal representatives have worked improbably long hours at incredibly high rates. Billing by the hour often fails to align lawyers' interests with their clients'... Since there is clearly a demand for an alternative to the billable hour, you would expect someone to supply it."
"The billable-hour system is the way most lawyers in big firms charge clients, but it serves no one. Well, almost no one. It brings most equity partners in those firms great wealth. Law firm leaders call it a leveraged pyramid. Most associates call it a living hell."
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