California Employers Should Review Evolving Worker-Classification Rules

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Walter Stella was quoted in SHRM discussing California businesses classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. "Misclassifying independent contractors remains one of the bigger risks facing California employers," said Walter. "A misclassified independent contractor is just an employee by another name," he explained. He expects lobbying efforts and legal challenges to continue because AB 5 remains unpopular with many businesses. However, he doesn't think California's ABC test will be replaced anytime soon. "At most, we may see additional exceptions to the law enacted next year."   

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