January 15, 2020
Legislation that passed last year reflecting a court decision around independent contractors will continue to be addressed via “clean up” legislation in 2020. The bill, AB 5 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, codified a more rigorous determination for worker classification. Put another way, the bill will likely reclassify many independent contractors as employees, which will have significant impacts for many industries affected.
For further information around the bill, or to provide feedback as follow-up legislation is being drafted in Sacramento, please contact Chamber VP of Public Affairs, Stefanie Benvenuto.