Category: Independent Contractor

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Proposition 22 Ruled Unconstitutional

California’s worker classification laws have seen significant developments in the last few years. Though the COVID-19 pandemic dominates our time and attention these days, worker…

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AB 5 Injunction Overturned

Once upon a (pre-pandemic) time, one of employers’ most pressing concerns was the independent contractor law (also known as AB 5) that took effect in…

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CA Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Proposition 22

The California Supreme Court delivered good news today by swiftly denying a petition to invalidate Proposition 22 as unconstitutional. California voters passed Proposition 22 last…

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Dynamex is Retroactive: California Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Reasonable Reliance Exception Ignores Reality

As those who have been following AB 5 know well, in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a monumental decision related to independent contractor…

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What Prop. 22 Means for Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the passage…

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Proposition 22 Supports California’s Economic Diversity

The election is a week away and in addition to choosing the next President, there are a number of important initiatives on the ballot including…

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Independent Contractor or Employee? California’s Worker Classification Law Revised

Only last year California’s biggest labor law development was the new worker classification law, AB 5, which codified the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex ruling that…

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What Does the US DOL’s Proposed New Independent Contractor Rule Mean for California?

To change how employers can determine whether their workers are employees or independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a proposal for…

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California Labor Commissioner Files First Lawsuit Enforcing AB 5

Earlier this month, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office filed its first lawsuit to enforce AB 5, which requires employers to use the “ABC” test to…

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AB 5’s Legal Challenges Update

AB 5, one of the most widely publicized and controversial bills from last year, has been (mostly) officially in effect for slightly over a month….