The Future with AB5
By Jeff Nadeau
There is a lot that can be said about AB 5 (Gonzalez), the California rule that greatly restricts independent contractors. We are now one month beyond the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the arguments related to CTA v Bonta, that Federally defined Motor Carriers should be exempt from the rule. Have we seen regulators initiating audits of movers to check if independent contractors are actually “misclassified employees” as the author, California Legislature, and Governor believe? No, we have not! Have we heard of private attorneys soliciting independent contractors to create class action groups to litigate the issue? No, we have not!