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Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez) continues to create concern among many businesses and individuals about how to comply with this new law. To help clarify what AB 5 means to employers, employees, and independent contractors throughout the state, the Employment Development Department (EDD) will be hosting a continuous AB 5/ABC Test – Employment Status Seminar series. There are roughly 80 seminars over the remainder of the year to discuss the impacts of the ABC Test and how to classify a worker. 

Knowing whether your business is subject to the Dynamex ABC Test is not entirely clear for business owners, given the numerous exemptions that were written into AB 5. This year we have seen 33 pieces of legislation that follow-up on last year’s effort to classify workers. While we do not know which, if any, of those follow-up bills will pass, we all need to know if we are subject to the ABC Test and how to ensure we comply with this law. 

The EDD-hosted seminars are likely to be valuable in figuring out if you and your business are subject to the ABC Test. There is still plenty of availability for most of the seminars set for March. Here are the locations and dates for those:

San Francisco – 455 Golden Gate Avenue (3/11)

Santa Clarita – 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road (3/12)

Thousand Oaks – 516 Pennsfield Place, Suite 206 (3/18)

Irvine – 17891 Cartwright Road (3/18)

Oakland – 7677 Oakport Street, 4th Floor (3/18)

Chico – 2480 Notre Dame Boulevard (3/19)

Los Angeles – 1055 Wilshire Boulevard 900B (3/19) – almost full

Sacramento – 925 Del Paso Boulevard, Suite 100 (3/19)

Capitola – 2045 40th Avenue, Suite B (3/25)

Modesto – 1625 I Street (3/25)

Oceanside – 1949 Avenida Del Oro, Suite 106 (3/27)

To register for any of the seminars, go to the EDD’s Payroll Tax Seminars page: https://seminars.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars. Under the “Search for a Seminar” tab, select

“AB 5/ABC Test – Employment Status Seminar” from the drop-down menu. If any of the seminars above are not conveniently located or untimely for you, there are plenty of others listed on their website.