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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
TalentWave recently participated in and sponsored the 2018 CWS Summit, organized by Staffing Industry Analysts. This event is one of the largest, peer-to-peer industry networking events in North America, and attendees represent the usual demographics from contingent...read more
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Truer words were never spoken. This summer, teams of cross-functional TalentWave employees raised funds for a set of charities through a program that fostered...read more
As consumers become hyper focused on their digital footprint and confidentiality, numerous states are passing legislation on consumer privacy. Enter California’s new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Enacted on June 28, 2018, CCPA goes into...read more