New Law Adds Independent Contractor, Freelance Exemptions to AB 5

Posted on: September 9th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new law has come to the rescue of a number of freelance professions by exempting them from the onerous requirements of AB 5, which required most independent contractors to be classified as employees in California. Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 1 signed AB 2257 as an urgency measure, so that it took effect immediately […]

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Controversial Law Suffers Early Legal Setbacks

Posted on: January 15th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

California’s controversial independent contractor law suffered its first two legal setbacks in January after trucking firms and independent truckers were able beat back at the new law in court. On Jan. 8, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that AB 5 does not apply to independent truckers because they are covered by federal […]

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More Employers Get Premium Bills for ‘Misclassified’ Workers

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

One outgrowth of a new California law that applies more stringent criteria for what constitutes an independent contractor is that many employers are likely to see more audits and calls for additional premium from their workers’ comp insurers. In fact, it’s already happening in some industries, according to the insurance industry trade press. More and […]

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Newsom Set to Sign in Sweeping Independent Contractor Bill

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation into law that will codify a court ruling from last year that set new ground rules for what constitutes an independent contractor, and which expands on that ruling. There’s been a lot written in the media about the legislation, AB 5, and unfortunately much of it misses the […]

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