Labor law and equitable indemnity against the employer: state and federal lawmakers enacted legislation barring recovery of implied or equitable indemnity against employers for injuries to their employees. (See Lab. Code, § 3864, added by Stats. 1959, ch. 955, § 1, p. 2986; Cooper Stevedoring Co. v. Kopke, Inc. (1974) 417 U.S. 106, 113, fn. 6 [noting congressional intent to overrule Ryan insofar as it “made an employer circuitously liable for injuries to its employee, by allowing the employee to maintain an action for unseaworthiness against the vessel and allowing the vessel to maintain an action for indemnity against the employer”].) (Cal. S. Ct., 19.03.09, Prince v. Pacific Gas).