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California’s Employee vs. Independent Contractor Rules Under AB 5 and Dynamex

Richard J. Simmons

In this new manual, Attorney Richard J. Simmons of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP provides a detailed examination of Dynamex, AB 5, misclassification cases, and the interrelationship of state and federal law and joint employment issues. Among the numerous subjects covered are the following:

  • Analysis of AB 5 and its structure
  • Legislative Findings
  • California’s New ABC Test
  • The Role of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Dynamex
  • AB 5’s Default Standard
  • The Presumption That Workers Are Employees
  • The Exemptions and Carve-Outs From the ABC Test
  • The Borello Decision and Common Law Standards
  • Joint Employment Issues
  • The Business-to-Business Standards
  • The IRS and EDD Guidelines
  • Case Law Analysis
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Workers’ Compensation Provisions
  • Prohibitions Against Reclassification of Employees
  • Recent Court Decisions
  • Willful Misclassifications

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