California Employment Law
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CA starts with the presumption that a worker is an employee and it is up to the employer to prove that the worker has sufficient independence in the manner and means by with they perform their work to justify contractor classification. Given what you describe, it is quite possible that you were misclassified and should have been an employee. However, even if you were misclassified, the time limit for bringing a claim arising from that misclassification expired many years ago. Four years from the date you were reclassified is as long as you could have waited, and in your case that would have been 2002. Thus, at this point there is nothing you can do about what could have been an error in terms of your classification.
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