Flurry Of Recent Developments On The Dynamex Front

California

From JDSupra, Benjamin Ebbink reports on recent developments relating to California Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex including that “the  Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued an opinion letter that concluded the ABC test applies both to IWC Wage Order Claims and certain Labor Code provisions that enforce Wage Order requirements.” In addition, Benjamin discusses the progress in the…

New Jersey Getting Tougher on Independent Contractor Misclassification: Task Force Issues Report With 16 Regulatory and Legislative Recommendations 

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From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses the report and recommendations of the New Jersey Misclassification Task Force. Richard writes: On July 9, the New Jersey Misclassification Task Force issued its first Report. The Task Force was created by an Executive Order issued by Governor Phil Murphy on May 3, 2018 and includes representatives from the Labor,…

Employment Law Considerations For Engaging Gig Workers

From JDSupra, Ariel Kelly discusses the advantages and disadvantages of engaging with gig workers and then provides guidance for avoiding misclassification of gig workers. Ariel writes: Best Practices to Avoid Misclassification of Gig Workers: For companies to reap the benefits of engaging gig workers, the workers must be properly classified.  In fact, misclassification of a…

IC miclassification: California bill advances; New Jersey releases report, signs tri-state agreement

California

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that a bill to codify the ABC test for classifying workers has been approved by a Senate committee and moved towards enactment: In California, the Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee approved a bill that codifies the 2018 “Dynamex” decision by California’s Supreme Court to adopt the stricter “ABC test” for…