California Passes Landmark Legislation

California Passes Landmark Legislation Tied to Independent Contractor Classifications

On September 18, 2019, California passed legislation altering the state’s definition of an Independent Contractor.

The law, effective January 1, 2020, mandates that all workers must be classified as employees instead of contractors “if a company exerts control over how they perform their tasks, or if their work is part of a company’s regular business”.

Many businesses that rely upon the gig economy, such as Uber and Lyft, are expected to be impacted.

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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from Forbes on September 19, 2019 written by Robert W. Wood.

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