A state appeals court decision has resulted in a determination that a home health care worker was jointly employed by the state and a local association. Adeline Tapia Guerrero worked providing in care under the In-Home Support Services Act (IHSS). The appeals court ruled that a demurrer should not have been sustained on her federal and state wage and hour claims. The basic question was who her employer was, given that the IHSS, a social welfare program that pays for in home care, provided the money for caregivers but the local agency oversaw disbursement of the funds. Guerrero v. Superior Court.