Posts Tagged ‘independent contractor’

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 »

Independent Contractors’ ‘ABC Test’ Limited to Claims Arising Under a Wage Order

You may remember our previous blog post about the California Supreme Court’s rather groundbreaking decision about which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018)). The new test set forth in Dynamex, referred […]

29 Oct 18 - Independent Contractor - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »