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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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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.

WPI Report
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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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