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August 30, 2019

AB 5 Update: California Senate Committee Advances Bill to the Senate Floor

On August 30, 2019, the California Senate Appropriations Committee briefly considered AB 5, the legislature’s response to the California Supreme Court's 2018 opinion in Dynamex v. Superior Court.

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August 13, 2019

AB 5 Update: California Senate Committee “Suspends” Discussion, For Now

With the resumption of the current legislative session on August 12, 2019, the a California Senate Committee briefly considered AB 5, the legislature’s purported solution to the California Supreme Court's opinion in Dynamex v. Superior Court.

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August 12, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Courts Continue to Recognize Intermediate Category of Worker

Recent case law on the distinction between an employee and independent contractor for wrongful dismissal purposes would suggest that even if the court does not find the individual to be an employee, it might nonetheless apply an intermediate status.

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August 8, 2019

AB 5: The Great California Employment Experiment—A Littler Workplace Policy Institute Report

AB 5, currently pending in the California legislature, would impose the “ABC” test on California businesses and workers, dramatically altering the legal standards applied in evaluating whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

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August 2, 2019

WPI State of the States: Legislative Action Heats up in July

Although most state legislatures have adjourned for 2019 or are in recess, those still in active session finalized several new employment laws in July.

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July 31, 2019

Highest Court in Canada Says Substance, not Form, will Determine Independent Contractor or Employee Status

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision considered whether a franchisee who entered into a franchise agreement with a franchisor was an employee or an independent contractor.

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July 24, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: New Employment Laws in Nevada

The Nevada Legislature had a busy 80th session in 2019, enacting a vast array of new laws affecting employers. This article briefly discusses several key developments that are in effect or will become effective in the State of Nevada.

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July 24, 2019

Ninth Circuit Withdraws Opinion Regarding Retroactivity of Dynamex v. Superior Court, Will Certify the Question to the California Supreme Court

In the most recent development in the Dynamex saga, the California Supreme court will now decide whether the new test should be given retroactive, or only prospective, application.

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July 18, 2019

Franchising and California at a Crossroads: the Dynamics of Dynamex and the ABC Test

In 2018, the Supreme Court of California turned much of the established law regarding worker classification on its head with its decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court.

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