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New AB 5 Amendments Emerge

Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez), the Dynamex codification bill backed by organized labor, heads to its second policy committee hearing this week sporting new construction industry and business-to-business (B2B) amendments that provide additional flexibility. Since its...

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The Rubber Starting to Meet the Road Regarding Dynamex

In a bicameral legislature, it is not unusual to see bills that receive substantial support in their house ofintroduction confront a bumpier road in the second house. AB 5 (Gonzalez), the bill dealing with the issue ofemployee/independent contractor as a result of the...

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Dynamex Independent Contractor Bill Moves Forward

AB 5, the labor-backed bill to put the Dynamex decision in statute, cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee in early May and will soon be heard by the full Assembly. Amendments were added to the bill to provide for a general exception for licensed professionals...

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Legislature Returns to Work After Spring Recess

As the weeklong Legislative Spring Recess comes to an end, we prepare for the return to session and the many deadlines that lie ahead. On April 22, the Legislature reconvenes their work facing a deadline on April 26 for policy committees to hear bills that have a...

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