It is prudent to avoid the use of "at will" language in an agreement with an independent contractor. However, in Varisco v. Gateway Science and Engineering, a California court of appeal upheld contractor status for, and rejected the wrongful termination and other employment claims of, the plaintiff who claimed that he was misclassified as a contractor based in part on the presence of "at will" language in his agreement with Gateway. Notwithstanding this positive outcome, we continue to recommend that businesses avoid such "at will" language in contractor agreements. However, the decision is a welcome reminder that courts will not rely solely on one factor in assessing proper worker classification, and will look at many factors and the working relationship as a whole in making the determination.