Ruben Limonjyan | October 28, 2019 | Employee Misclassification \ Employment Law
Court Rules California’s “ABC” Test for Independent Contractors Must Be Applied Retroactively
In May, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers in California must retroactively use the recently-adopted “ABC” test if they are responding to a claim regarding the misclassification of independent contractor status for violations of the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Order. What Is the ABC Test? Last year, in the case of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v....
Ruben Limonjyan | September 30, 2019 | Employee Misclassification \ Employment Law
CA Gig Economy Workers Become Employees with New Bill
This month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a labor law that will change lives across the state. The new bill, AB5 will stop employee misclassification, primarily within rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. According to the LA Times, businesses will no longer be able to classify their workers as independent contractors to avoid paying them minimum wage, offering them sick...