Independent Contractor or Employee?

California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) will likely covert thousands of independent contractors into employees

October 15, 2019

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California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) will likely covert thousands of independent contractors into employees.

AB5 will take effect January 1, 2020 and will cause companies that use independent contractors to review the way they employ those contractors or face the possibility of significant penalties.

To help companies prepare for the enactment of this sweeping law, national law firm BakerHostetler put together a Playbook for businesses to use as a starting point in considering their options.

Attorney Todd Lebowitz explains some of the problems businesses will face trying to enforce the new law.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.