New California Law Imposes Adjusted Rules for Independent Contractor Classification

The California Legislature recently passed a major law that substantially changed the way companies doing business in California will determine if workers are independent contractors or employees. The law—Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5)—was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18, 2019 and will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

For a deeper look into AB 5 and the potential effects it could have on your business, please click here.

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