Tag: Independent Contractors

Telework, Contractors & Workers’ Comp

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and attorney John Parente discuss the impacts of...

California Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Proposition 22

California voters passed Proposition 22 in November by a 59% majority. The ballot measure classified app-based drivers for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Postmates,...

What Prop. 22 Means for Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the...

Proposition 22 Supports California’s Economic Diversity

The election is a week away and in addition to choosing the next President, there are a number of important initiatives on the ballot...
Capitol Insider

Independent Contractor or Employee? California’s Worker Classification Law Revised

Only last year California’s biggest labor law development was the new worker classification law, AB 5, which codified the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex ruling...

Oh, What a Relief It Isn’t – AB 5 and the B2B Exemption

The new law governing independent contracting, AB 5, includes what can be described as a business-to-business (B2B) exemption. But a close examination of the...

State Holding Employment Status Seminars Statewide

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has scheduled free seminars throughout the state on AB 5 and the ABC test for classifying workers. AB 5...

What to Expect from New Independent Contractor Classification Law; Webinar, Free White Paper Available...

Throughout the year, the California Chamber of Commerce has been covering the developments surrounding the Dynamex Supreme Court decision on independent contractor classification and...

Webinar Prepares Employers for AB 5’s New ‘ABC’ Test

Join employment law experts Erika Frank and Jennifer Barrera in a live webinar this morning to learn about AB 5, the sweeping new law...

Voters May Decide Fate of “gig” Drivers and Delivery Workers – Capitol Insider

Last week, a much-anticipated initiative was filed regarding independent contractor status for transportation network drivers and delivery network drivers/couriers in the gig economy. The...

CalChamber Releases Statement on AB 5

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement on AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego): CalChamber is pleased with the number...

Nail Biter – Dynamex – Capitol Insider

There are three weeks left in the legislative session and one of the most common questions I get multiple times on a daily basis...

Independent Contractors Rally at Capitol to Request Work Flexibility Protections, Dynamex Fix

This morning, a coalition of independent drivers, and civil rights and community leaders are gathering at the State Capitol to bring focus to the...

Update on Key Bills Affecting California Employers

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

The Fight for Flexibility Continues – Capitol Insider

As the constant buzz about Dynamex continues around the State Capitol, we repeatedly hear about how employees can have the same flexible work schedules...

Dynamex—The Elimination of Independent Contractors?

The California Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles completely changed the way in which...

Assembly Committee to Hold Informational Hearing on Dynamex Today

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today will hold an informational hearing on the decision issued last April by the California Supreme Court that...

Independent Contractors’ ‘ABC Test’ Limited to Claims Arising Under a Wage Order

California Chamber of Commerce employment experts have previously written about the California Supreme Court’s rather groundbreaking decision about which test should be applied when...

Study: One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Independent Contractors Ignores Value to California’s Economy

A wholesale reclassification of workers would have significant consequences for many different sectors in the state’s economy, according to a recent study by Beacon...

Independent Contractor Coalition Continues Working for Legislative Solution

The effort to develop a proposal supporting the ability of workers to work independently will continue through the legislative recess. As many employers know, the...