It’s been two years since California’s Dynamex ruling and five months since AB5 passed. Since then, states across America have been looking for ways to fill tax gaps and deficits through fines collected through worker misclassification penalties and lawsuits. Now, it’s spring of 2020 and our society is blind-sided by a health pandemic and economic crisis like no other. It was already complicated enough for businesses and independent contractors (ICs) to navigate worker classification regulations. COVID-19 and sky-high unemployment are creating difficult challenges for all parties – especially independent workers. As the CARES Act put temporary employment protections in place for these workers, this wake-up call may force lawmakers and businesses to consider establishing a new, third class of worker that sits in-between a W-2 and a 1099 IC to protect businesses and ICs alike.
In this webinar you will learn more about:
The sweeping employment and life sustainability concerns caused by Assembly Bill 5
The need for businesses to help get people back to work without fear of litigation
How workers may perceive and what the new workplace ‘normal’ may be
And whether past and current trends may be the catalyst to a new ‘Quasi-IC’ classification