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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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October 11, 2019

AB 5 Update: Joint Employment, Retroactivity, and Implementation Challenges

In recent days, courts have issued decisions addressing fundamental questions relating to the application Dynamex.

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September 25, 2019

Dynamex Retroactivity Question Sent to California State Court

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit certified to the Supreme Court of California the question of whether that court’s landmark 2018 decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court should be applied retroactively.

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September 23, 2019

California AB 5’s Author and the Governor Attempt to Clarify Law’s Scope

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 5 into law. Two recent developments may help clarify this expansive bill’s application and scope.

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September 18, 2019

Now What? Practical Tips for Navigating California Post-A.B. 5

On September 18, 2019, California’s governor signed A.B. 5 into law, dramatically reshaping the contours of the state’s workforce and economy, and potentially reclassifying two million independent contractors as employees for purposes of state labor laws.

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September 13, 2019

AB 5 Update: California Legislature Passes Final Bill on September 11, 2019

The California legislature has passed a bill that entirely redefines the standard for determining whether a person providing labor or services for remuneration may be classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee.

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September 13, 2019

New York City Amends Human Rights Law to Extend Protections to Freelancers and Independent Contractors

On September 12, 2019, the New York City Council passed an ordinance that extends the city’s anti-discrimination protections to freelancers and independent contractors.

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September 3, 2019

California Governor Expresses Support for Amended Misclassification Bill

On Friday, August 30, 2019, the California State Senate Appropriations Committee approved controversial legislation—Assembly Bill 5—that would potentially reclassify millions of independent contractors as “employees” under California state labor laws.

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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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