Independent Contractors Under Dynamex and A.B. 5
In April 2018, the California Supreme Court adopted the “ABC test” standard for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors in Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court. On September 18, 2019 California Governor Newsom signed A.B. 5, codifying the Dynamex decision and expanding the ABC test to apply not only to wage orders, but also to the Labor code and unemployment insurance claims. A.B. 5 will dramatically change the landscape for employers in California when the law takes effect on January 1, 2020. During this one-hour webinar, MSK Labor & Employment attorneys Jonathan Turner and Alfredo Ortega will discuss the implications of the Dynamex decision and A.B. 5 on California employers, with an emphasis on employers in the entertainment industry and loan-out companies.
This webinar will cover:
- An overview and analysis of the ABC test used to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, and its exceptions.
- The implications of Dynamex and A.B. 5 on employers in the entertainment industry and loan-out companies.
- Best practices that employers should implement to avoid penalities and navigate the changing landscape.