Deep Dive Episode 70 – Independent Contractor Or Employee?

The status of independent contractors in California has been hotly debated over the past year, with the landmark California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex and with the resulting debate over California’s Assembly Bill 5.  The ABC test, if ultimately adopted in the Golden State, would reclassify as employees millions of workers who currently operate as independent contractors. The impact on California’s economy – the fifth largest in the world – could be extraordinary.

In this episode, Bruce J. Sarchet gives an overview of the ABC Test; an analysis of the provisions of California’s AB 5; a discussion of the potential impacts on the California and U.S. economy should the bill be passed into law; and options for compliance.

Bruce J. Sarchet


Littler Mendelson P.C.

Labor & Employment

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