A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle detailed the landmark gig-work law, AB5, which took effect on January 1, 2020. From the comment section of this one particular article, to social media (just search #AB5), to demonstrations to activist rallies – AB5 has certainly started the New Year off with a bang.
While the implications of the new law have yet to be fully realized, here are the AB5 fast facts:
#FightForFreelances, #fixAB5 and other hashtags have been trending the last several weeks. For independent contractors and employers in states outside of California, the implications are even less known. Will other cities, states and even countries follow suit? In Toronto, Canada, for instance, Uber drivers are unionizing – a clear sign of the times, with more union groups like it undoubtedly to come.
For now, in California, some employers are taking proactive measures and reclassifying independent contractors as employees while others are not doing anything, yet, as they wait to see what happens next and how the law will be enforced.
If you would like to talk about your independent contractor workforce, get in touch with us.
Please be advised: The Intersect Group is not a law firm, nor do we provide legal, business or tax advice.
With TIG, you have access to staffing and recruiting experts who know the ins and outs of all things IT, F&A, and Digital Marketing & Technology. Reach out, and we'll help connect you with the insights that help strengthen careers and move businesses forward
Your comment will be posted once it has been approved.