Could 2020 Be The Year Of The California Copycats? Other States Line Up To Consider Misclassification Statutes

From Mondaq, Richard R. Meneghello discusses the possibility that California’s ABC test will be adopted by other states. Richard writes: Now, several other states have decided that they may want to consider adopting their own versions of the ABC test in the next legislative session. While we are still months away from the 2020 legislative…

When Should an Employee be a Contractor?

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From Accountingweb, Ken Berry reports on a recent tax court case in which a diesel technology specialist who worked for multiple years for a company was found to be an employee. Ken writes: In a new case, McGuigan, T.C. Summary Opinion 2019-27, 9/30/19, the Tax Court examined the facts involving a worker who had a long-term relationship…

More Seniors Are Starting Home-Based Businesses. Should You?

Written by Carla Lopez Young adults dominate the entrepreneurial scene, but there’s another demographic that’s rising in the ranks of small business ownership: seniors. 42% of adults over 65 who are still in the workforce are running their own business, and another 25% intend to start one. While some older adults are launching traditional brick-and-mortar…

Slow Your Roll: Federal Law Preempts California’s Latest Assault On Employment Arbitration Agreements 

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From Lexology, Robin Samuel and Christina Taylor provide a superb analysis of California’s prohibition of mandatory arbitration agreements and the likelihood that the prohibition is not enforceable. Robin and Christina write: At first glance, the law appears to render mandatory arbitration in employment agreements obsolete, and many have been quick to trumpet this “sea change” in California…