A New Law Passed Raising the Standard for Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors in California

Since April 30, 2018, when the landmark California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Sup. Ct. (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 (Dynamex) was issued, companies across the state have questioned whether the ABC independent contractor test adopted in that decision applies to them and/or their workers, how far it may apply, and whether it applies retroactively. The California Legislature has now stepped in and passed Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”) which has been called a landmark bill for workers. AB 5 answers some of those questions and adds some further areas of confusion. For more information, read on here.

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