Monthly Archives October 2020

AB-5 Is Dead, But Don’t Get So Excited

By now all should be aware of the new employee classification laws challenging California businesses (employee vs. 1099 contractor) effective January 1, 2020, known as AB-5 (Cal. Labor Code §2750.3). AB-5 codified the April 2018 unanimous ruling of the California Supreme Court in the Dynamex case.1  1 Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (2018) 4 Cal.5th 90.  Well, AB-5, or more precisely, Labor Code §2750.3, has been repealed. However, it is not quite time to celebrate.  In early September 2020, Governor Newsome signed AB-2257 into law, which came into effect immediately as an “urgency statute”. While
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