PARTIES; DEFINITIONS; WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE? (SEE 502 AND 1309) – Independent Contractors
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200.06000 – Independent Contractors
Under Trial Court Interpreter Act, collective bargaining rights were not extended to independent contractors, but rather were limited to interpreters who are employed by the courts full-time or part-time or who are on call as court interpreters pro tempore. The scope of representation section of the Trial Court Interpreter Act was not intended to provide who has the right to be represented by an employee organization, but rather what are the matters which are mandatory subjects of bargaining under the Act. Because a recognized employee organization cannot bargain for different alternative dispute resolution procedures for independent contractors which it is not authorized to represent, the arbitration procedures enunciated in the Trial Court Interpreter Act at Government Code section 71802(f) apply to independent contractor disputes under the Act regardless of any dispute procedures for trial court employees agreed upon in a memorandum of understanding.