Tag Archives: independent contractors

AB5 Update: California Legislature Seeks Shake-Up of Gig Economy; Any Impact of CA Independent Contractor Laws on Franchisors Remains Unclear

On Sept. 18, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. AB5, effective Jan. 1, 2020, seeks to codify and clarify a California Supreme Court case (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles), which dramatically changed the standard for determining whether workers in California should be classified as employees … Continue Reading

Dynamex and the Future of Independent Contractors

James M. Nelson authored an article for The Recorder titled “Dynamex and the Future of Independent Contractors (and Perhaps Freedom of Contract) in California.” The article discussed a recent game-changing California Supreme Court Decision with a potentially significant impact on established business using an independent contractor model. To read the article, click here.… Continue Reading

Labor Contractor and Independent Contractor Issues

California has, for a variety of reasons, become a particularly hostile environment for alternative workforces over the past few years. The court decisions over the past year have been quite aggressive in attacking a variety of independent contractor models. As has been the case, the key items of focus are the control the service recipient … Continue Reading

Misclassification of Independent Contractors: A Challenge for Massachusetts Companies in the Delivery, Taxi, and Livery Sectors

Employers operating in the delivery and livery sectors continue to be targeted with lawsuits alleging violations of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute and Wage Act. Specifically, these lawsuits allege that drivers have been misclassified as independent contractors. Damages in these types of cases can compound quickly and the Wage Act provides for the mandatory recovery … Continue Reading
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