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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

Top Compliance Trends In 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 4, 2020 12:07:15 PM

Most businesses are aware of the need for ADA website compliance for example, but in 2020 there are more compliance trends to consider.


Compliance risk is, essentially, a company's exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss an organization in the face of failure to comply with industry laws and regulations, as well as internal policies and industry best practices.

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Topics: HR compliance, california labor laws, labor law compliance, harassment, hr management trends, Dynamex

California AB 5 - What You Need To Know

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM

AB 5, also referred to as the “gig worker bill,” went into effect on January 1, 2020 and requires that companies with independent contractors reclassify them as employees, with a few exceptions.


This new law was introduced by California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and endorsed by Governor Gavin Newsom and signed by the Governor on September 18th, 2019. 

The bill essentially expands on a ruling made in a case that reached the California Supreme Court in 2018, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles.

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Topics: independent contractors, california labor law, employee classification, gig economy, Dynamex

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