Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

September 25, 2019

New California Law:  Workers’ Presumed Status as Employees versus Independent Contractors

Last week Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB-5).  AB-5 presumes that any person who performs work for a hirer is an employee and not an independent contractor.  The presumption created by AB-5 has existed in case law since the California Supreme Court decided Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, 4 Cal.5th 903 (2018) (Dynamex) in April 2018.  AB-5 codifies the Dynamex: … Read More Written by Alyson E. Ackerman