App-Based Companies, Truckers Move To Apply Prop. 22 After Win

The ridesharing companies Uber Technologies, Inc. and Lyft, Inc. are wasting little time in putting Proposition 22 to use even though it is not yet officially in effect. The companies filed petitions for rehearing with the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco to overturn an October ruling ordering them to reclassify their drivers … Read More »

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AB 5 Exemptions, COVID-19 Reporting Bills Approved

The bill signing season is well underway. Governor Gavin Newsom put pen to paper on many bills, including measures increasing the number of exemptions to the Dynamex ABC test and a bill requiring employers to report workplace cases of COVID-19 to local and state public health officials. In addition to these measures, brokers should take … Read More »

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Lots More AB 5 Exceptions

The California Legislature is sending a major group of exemptions from the Dynamex ABC test for differentiating between independent contractors and employees to the Governor for approval. It is an urgency measure and takes effect upon the Governor’s signature. He has indicated he will sign it. AB 2257 passed as an urgency measure, meaning it … Read More »

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Legislature Resumes Next Week – Workers’ Comp Bills

The California Legislature returns next week after an extended summer recess due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among legislators and staff. Awaiting action are a number of bills affecting the workers’ comp system, including a key measure to create a presumption of compensability for COVID-19 claims filed by public and private sector employees alike. … Read More »

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AB 5 Exemption Bills Advance, Urgency Added For Freelancers

Efforts to reform last year’s AB 5 legislation by exempting many more industries cleared the Assembly policy and appropriations committees and appear headed to the Senate. Covered industries include musicians, insurance inspectors, competition judges, appraisers, and performers hired to teach a master class. Freelance photographers, reporters, and editors also would have the 35-submission cap and … Read More »

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