The “ABC” Test is Official
Governor Sounds Death Knell to Most Independent Contractors: The “ABC” Test is Official
As of January 1, 2020, many employers in California will find it almost impossible to make use of independent contractors.
This process began last year with a landmark California Supreme Court decision establishing a three-pronged test to determine if a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or employee.
That decision has now been codified, with Governor Gavin Newsom signing A.B. 5 into law on September 18, 2019.
This sweeping bill affects most industries employing Californians (with a few notable exceptions).