On September 10, the California Senate passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5). The California Assembly passed AB 5 on September 11, and Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign it into law in the coming days. Once signed, AB 5 will take effect January 1, 2020.
Although the media’s focus has been on AB 5’s impact on ride hailing companies, AB 5 will have significant consequences for any hiring entity that uses independent contractors in California, including, for example, those in the entertainment, trucking and, of course, gig economy business.
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