• AB5, Dynamex, the ABC Standard, and their Effects on the Construction Industry - Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP

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    October 30, 2019
    Last year, we reported that the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 (“Dynamex”) adopted a new, pro-employment standard (the “ABC Standard”), which presumes a worker is an employee versus an independent contractor under California wage orders and regulations.
    Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) has now been passed by the California Legislature and signed by Governor Newsom. Bill AB5 codifies the ABC Standard and brings increased costs, administrative duties, and legal risks for hiring parties on multiple fronts.
    To read the full article, click here.
    Donald A. ''Dino'' Velez, Of Counsel
    415.249.0875, davelez@smithcurrie.com
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