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Challenges Of AB5: Independent Contractors Vs Employees

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Since the beginning of 2020, California employers and workers have been subject to AB5 that defines and restricts independent contractor status. And there have been challenges.


California Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law in September 2019 and went into effect on January 1, 2020. Prompted by the collective demands of professional drivers and worker advocates, the primary objective was to prevent mis-classification of workers.

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Topics: independent contractors, gig economy, ABC Test, Dynamex, freelancers

Independent Contractors Or Employees?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 23, 2019 8:08:40 PM

While the Department of Labor seeks to assure some businesses that "gig economy" workers are not employees, the California Supreme Court might disagree.


A series of related events are shaking up employers who make use of independent contractors and workers classified as such who feel they should be classified as employees. Additionally alarming for employers, especially in California, is the growing prospect of wage and hour lawsuits.

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Topics: independent contractors, dol fsla, wage and hour compliance, gig economy, ABC Test

California Labor Law 2018 Updates Of Note

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 27, 2018 12:24:20 PM

Hundreds of new laws are passed each year in California and many of them directly impact employers and their workers. While some are specifically “labor laws”, other simply affect how and what employers can or cannot do.


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Topics: independent contractors, labor law compliance, employee classification, employee lawsuits, ABC Test

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