AB 5 Contractor-Classification Battles Set To Heat Up In 2021

Law360 (January 4, 2021, 5:41 PM EST) -- Employers grappling with independent-contractor classification had a busy 2020 — and should expect a flurry of additional activity this year. 

Few areas in employment law are changing as rapidly.

Last year, many concerned about the future of contractor-classification laws paid careful attention to California and A.B. 5, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and codified the California Supreme Court's landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles.[1]


For most workers, California now uses the ABC test for determining whether a worker may be classified as an independent contractor.

According to the ABC test, a worker is...

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