Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin is proud to announce that tax attorney Gary Slavett successfully litigated an appeal before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) in a worker classification case.

Following a year-long audit covering three years, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) determined that our client’s workers were employees and not independent contractors.  A petition for reassessment was filed and a hearing was held before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) which lasted three days and included the testimony of numerous witnesses.   The ALJ issued a Decision holding that “the credible evidence suggests that there was no employer/employee relationship” and thus reversed the EDD’s Notice of Assessment in full.

Former IRS Attorneys at Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin are prepared to answer your questions about IRS and EDD worker classification issues.   We can be reached at (310) 550-6200.