The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today will hold an informational hearing on the decision issued last April by the California Supreme Court that changed the test to determine whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor. California Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera will be testifying to express the need for the Legislature to intervene and modernize state labor laws.
Barrera will explain that given the restrictive “ABC” test outlined by the court in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court (4 Cal.5th 903), the work opportunities of millions of independent contractors could be in jeopardy. The hearing will allow legislators to evaluate whether clarifications are needed in the wake of the Dynamex decision to maintain employee protections, but also protect valuable work opportunities for individuals who prefer the flexibility of working as independent contractors. Read More