Update to California’s AB-5… Is It Useful To 1099 Engineers?

In California, the landscape for engineering consulting continues to be confusing and restrictive. AB-5, implemented in 2020, almost entirely precludes hiring entities from engaging engineering consultants. With the recent passage of Prop 22 and AB 2257, the situation remains largely unchanged except for some added complexity. Here is a breakdown: Brief Recap: AB-5 is a law… Read more »

Has the new AB-5 law put you in the same boat as Lyft or Uber?

As of Jan. 1, 2020, AB-5 has been enacted in the state of California – which restricts employers from classifying workers as independent contractors (more commonly known as 1099s) if they do not meet the ABC Test Standards. The passage of AB-5 makes all businesses who regularly engage workers as 1099s – especially those in the gig economy such as Lyft… Read more »