On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, which significantly restricts an individual’s right to work in that state as an independent contractor.
California motor carriers may relieve themselves from liability for penalties associated with the misclassification of drivers as independent contractors, provided they agree to reclassify their drivers as employees and pay applicable costs and penalties. On October 10, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) approved A.B. 621, entitled the Motor Carrier Employer Amnesty Program (“Program”). The Program permits eligible motor carriers… Read more →
Bill S.B. 459 This bill would prohibit willful misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The bill also authorizes the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to assess specified civil penalties from persons or employers violating the bill. This bill also provides that a person who, for money or other valuable consideration, knowingly advises an employer to treat an individual as an independent… Read more →
Bill A.B. 950 This bill would add a new provision to the California Labor Code, stating that a drayage truck operator is the employee of the entity or person who arranges for or engages the services of the operator for purposes of state laws that govern employment, including workers’ compensation and insurance, occupational safety and health, and provisions that prohibit retaliation… Read more →