AB 5 (Gonzalez) Codifies and applies retroactively the 2018 California Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dynamex Operations W. v. Superior Court, which prohibits independent contracting unless very proscriptive and restrictive conditions are met (i.e. the “ABC” Test).
Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement after the governor signed Assembly Bill 5, which will significantly limit the ability of Californians to work as independent contractors:
“With AB 5, independent contractors will continue to be punished. Unfortunately, Sacramento politicians are trying to micromanage the labor market to the detriment of hardworking Californians and their families. Our state’s economy is too diverse and dynamic to impose such a one-size-fits-all policy. This bill might be targeting Uber and Lyft but its reach is so much further than Silicon Valley, and will impact jobs in the future that do not even exist yet. Instead of protecting workers, this bill is creating a jobs program for lawyers who will sue self-made business owners. Read More
Senator Chang invites your input to this new regulation as well. Let her know you thoughts by participating in a brief survey.