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When you begin to examine the business tax implications of California’s AB5 law, it’s easy to make things complicated. We’d like to simplify them. A quick recap First, though it’s been just over a month since California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5...read more
For the past several months, we have been commenting on AB5, California’s new law that codifies the Dynamex ruling and fundamentally changes the way that Independent Contractors are engaged in the state. Since its passage there have been a lot of opinions about what...read more
Chinese general and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” AB5 may not be an “enemy” per se, but it is an unclear piece of legislation that has many people up in arms. As a new law, we...read more
California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is no longer a threatening myth swimming in a murky sea of “what if’s.” The bill has been signed into law, effective January 1, 2020, and it’s real enough to take a bite out of businesses who aren’t prepared to address its...read more
AB5, the bill that sprang forth from the jaws of the Dynamex decision, and that will change the test for worker misclassification as well as the landscape for independent contractors in California, is poised to land on the Governor’s desk for signature next month....read more
More tremors in California: Why you simply can’t ignore the AB5 state Assembly bill as it relates to Dynamex and Independent Contractors
Just one year and one month since the Dynamex decision rocked the pillars of California’s worker classification regime, it’s come to this: On May 29, 2019, the California legislature overwhelmingly passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). That bill, which is now off to the State...read more
In a recent 2018 High Growth Study by Hinge Research Institute, 40% of consulting firms surveyed stated that increased competition is a top threat. 35% said that downward price pressure on services was among their top threats. These examples just scratch the surface...read more
Concerned about Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification? The new Task Force is. States continue to act aggressively on matters of worker misclassification. On April 15, 2019, Wisconsin became the latest state to create a task force to crack down on and collect from...read more
This week, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a notice of proposed rulemaking in an effort to simplify the often-complicated issue of what a joint-employer is and, more importantly, when your business is at risk of being found to be one. The DOL’s stated goals...read more
The times… they are a ’changing. On January 28, 2019 the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) – a nonpartisan agency for the U.S. Congress – published their report on The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2019-2029. There are some not-so-subtle hints of an economic slowdown...read more