Companies Remain In Suspense On AB 5 Independent Contractor Bill 

California

From JDSupra, Kristina Launey and Eric Lloyd provide an update on California’s AB5 Bill that adopts the ABC test for classifying workers as independent contractors. Kristina and Eric write: Seyfarth Synopsis: The hotly contested AB 5 was put on hold, but is widely expected to be revived before the end of the legislative session. On August…

Is your remote work situation actually legal?

Written by Sarah Archer The trend of working from home is growing rapidly with companies and employees alike recognizing the economic and emotional benefits of telecommuting. According to work from home statistics, remote work saves money, provides better work-life balance, and even leads to improved productivity. However, in their haste to take advantage of remote…

AB 5: The Great California Employment Experiment—A Littler Workplace Policy Institute Report 

California

From JDSupra, Sophia Behnia, Jacqueline Kalk, Michael Lotito, Alexander MacDonald, Tammy McCutchen, and Stephen Melnick prepared a thorough report that has everything you want to know about Dynamex, the ABC test and AB5, the bill in the California legislature that adopts the ABC test to classify workers as employees or independent contractors. They provide an…

Psychological Counselors Properly Classified as Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports that a Pennsylvania court found that counselors were independent contractors. Richard writes: The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court found that psychological counselors who provided services to clients referred by Pathways Counseling Services, LLC had been properly classified as independent contractors, applying the state’s two-prong AB test. Pathways has contracts with insurance companies to…

‘Similar to Lyft or Uber’: California Judge Rules Interpreters Are Not Employees in IU Case

From Slator, Marion Marking reports that the interpreters were found to be independent contractors in California. Marion writes: The California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB), in a decision released on July 12, 2019, ruled that “interpreters are deemed to be contractors and not employees” in the case of San Diego-based language service provider (LSP) Interpreters…