Archive for the ‘Independent Contractor’ Category

New Employee Classification Test Signed into Law

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday signed legislation placing in law the test for determining when a worker is an independent contract as outlined in a California Supreme Court decision last year. AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) codifies the “ABC” test adopted by the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. AB […]

19 Sep 19 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

More Exemptions Needed on Bill Codifying Independent Contractor Test

There are three weeks left in the legislative session and one of the most common questions I get multiple times on a daily basis is what is going to happen with AB 5 – Dynamex?  It’s a good question. At this time, AB 5 is the only legislative vehicle still in play regarding Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. The […]

29 Aug 19 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Ninth Circuit Decides to Not Go Back to the Future, Depublishes Vasquez Decision

The Dynamex saga is back for a sequel. In a brief yet temporary win for employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals depublished its Vasquez opinion. Remember, in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court adopted a new test, called the “ABC” test, for evaluating whether workers are properly classified as independent […]

23 Jul 19 - Independent Contractor - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

Hiring Retiree for Specific Projects as an Independent Contractor

One of my long-term employees recently retired and would like to do some occasional work for us in her spare time. Can we hire her as an independent contractor? Probably not. There are a number of different worker classifications in California, such as directly hired employees, leased workers, interns, volunteers and independent contractors. These classifications […]

20 May 19 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Dynamex Goes Back to the Future, DLSE Chimes in Too

Do you remember the movie “Back to the Future,” where a young Marty McFly goes back in time and, in doing so, potentially re-writes the present day?  Well movie fans, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is also going back to the future for an independent contractor/Dynamex-related case that has important implications for employers. In […]

16 May 19 - Independent Contractor - Erika Frank - No CommentsRead More »