Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinions in Skidgel v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and Gonzalez v. Mathis.  (Briefs here; oral argument videos here and here.)  Both cases have been on the court’s docket for quite some time.

Skidgel is expected to decide whether In Home Supportive Services workers (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 12300 et seq.) who are providers for a spouse or a child are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.  The court granted review almost three years ago, in September 2018.

Gonzalez raises the issue, can a homeowner who hires an independent contractor be held liable in tort for injury sustained by the contractor’s employee when the homeowner does not retain control over the worksite and the hazard causing the injury was known to the contractor?  The court granted review more than three years ago, in May 2018.  [Disclosure:  Horvitz & Levy filed an amicus curiae brief in the case.]

Skidgel and Gonzalez were argued on the June calendar.  Opinions in four other undecided June cases should file by August 30.

The Skidgel and Gonzalez opinions can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m.