A New Landscape for Businesses with California Operations, Thanks to A.B. 5

By and on September 26, 2019
Posted In Employment

This month, Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5) was signed into California law. A.B. 5 codifies the “ABC Test”—used to determine if a worker is an independent contractor—which is broader, harsher and more inclusive than the common law test with which most businesses are familiar.

A.B. 5 appears to be the death knell of convenience for retaining contractors in the Golden State, as well as the advent of a new wave of wage and hour litigation.

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Marjorie Soto’s employment practice covers single-plaintiff and wage and hour class litigation. She defends employers in lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Marjorie has specialized experience working with clients in the food service, retail, materials science & engineering, staffing, and entertainment industries. She also has experience in traditional labor and pay equity best practices. Read Marjorie Soto's full bio.


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Yesenia M. Gallegos focuses her labor and employment practice on a wide range of matters, including restrictive covenants, wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment claims, executive employment agreements, leaves of absence, employee terminations and reductions in force. Yesenia represents employers in employment litigation—including class actions—pending in both state and federal court. She also represents employers in actions against former employees in trade-secret and embezzlement actions that require immediate restraining orders, injunctions and/or liens. Read Yesenia Gallegos' full bio.

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