Assembly Bill Codifying Dynamex Moves Forward, With Notable Exemptions

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From JDSupra, Hazel Poei and Benjamin Tulis report on the progress of California Assembly Bill 5 which would turn the ABC standard adopted by the California Supreme Court last year into law. Hazel and Benjamin write: On March 26, 2019, proposed Assembly Bill 5, which would codify the California Supreme Court’s controversial Dynamex decision, was amended to…

Kentucky Governor Signs Senate Bill 7 Into Law Reestablishing Employment Arbitration

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From Fisher Phillips, Thomas Birchfield reports on a new Kentucky statute that allows employers to require arbitration agreements as a condition of employment or continued employment. Thomas writes: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law Senate Bill 7 which brings Kentucky back in line with every other state by allowing employers to require employees to arbitrate claims…

Texas Workers Could Lose Employee Rights Under Proposed Rule For Gig-Economy Apps

From Houston Public Media, Elizabeth Trovall reports that, amidst a cloud of controversy,  the Texas Workforce Commission proposed a rule change that would make it easier to classify workers who provide services through digital apps as independent contractors. Elizabeth writes: Workers who offer home repair, food delivery and other services through digital apps could lose…