Gig worker classification: What you need to know

Gig worker classification

President Biden’s labor secretary said recently that he thinks many gig workers should be classified as employees who deserve work benefits such as health care, sick leave and overtime pay. This will have far-reaching implications for the gig economy, the workforce and workplace laws in general. The administration has been vocal about their interest in […]

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1099 vs W-2: What’s the difference and which worker classification should you choose

1099 vs W-2

This post was written based off a webinar about W-2 vs. 1099 classification with HR expert and CEO of ModHR Sidney Bruce and tax attorney Ephraim Olson. The 1099 vs W-2 debate has been almost continually in the news of late, as state rules change around worker classification and enforcement has increased. This has been […]

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Prop 22: Are drivers exempt from AB5?

California voters decided if drivers are exempt from AB5 by voting on Proposition 22, officially known as the App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative. The proposition aims to expand who is exempt from AB5 by allowing app-based ride hailing and delivery companies to classify drivers as independent contractors. The initiative also includes requirements […]

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AB5’s ABC test explained

ab5 abc test

At the center of California’s AB5 law, also known as the ‘gig worker law,’ is worker classification. The law aims to define who is an employee and who is an independent contractor in California. Worker classification under AB5 is done via the application of the ABC test, a three-part legal test used to determine if […]

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Who is exempt from AB5?

Who is exempt form AB5?

California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is one of the least understood pieces of legislation to hit the state of California in years. Many are wondering: What is AB5? Who is exempt from AB5? And will those exemptions change? Because it’s brand new, there is little in the way of history to help with interpreting the […]

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