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ArticleSep 02, 2020 - 10:00am
California Sate Capitol

California’s Classification Calamity Continues

The California legislature passed legislation to address a crisis of its own making, AB 5, a law that has wreaked havoc in the state.

ArticleAug 21, 2020 - 3:45pm
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California’s Uber-Destructive Debacle

An order by a California appeals court has spared millions of people who use Uber and Lyft in California, at least for now.

ReportAug 06, 2020 - 9:45am

PPI Report: Regulatory Improvement for Independent Workers

The Progressive Policy Institute recently released a report on regulatory reforms for independent workers.

ArticleJun 25, 2020 - 12:45pm
California Sate Capitol

Misclassification Mayhem Dashes On

The state of California demonstrates its reluctance to foster a good business environment on a regular basis and with seeming alacrity, and one bugaboo du jour among the Golden State’s policymakers is the area of alleged 

In the NewsJun 17, 2020 - 11:15am

The Real Impact of AB 5

In 2019, the California legislature passed A.B. 5, a bill that dramatically curtails the use of independent contractors in the state.  A.B. 5 establishes a three-factor “ABC” test to determine whether someone is an employee, or an independent contractor.  Predictably, the law has upended many successful business models and cost some workers their jobs.

ArticleMay 31, 2020 - 4:15pm
California Sate Capitol

¡Ay Caramba! California’s Misclassification Mayhem

The fifth day of May is better known in many quarters as Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the day that Mexico defeated the French empire at the

In the NewsMar 04, 2020 - 4:00pm

California’s AB 5 kills off 40-year Lake Tahoe Music Festival

California’s AB 5 has taken another life: The new law has now killed off the 40-year old Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

ArticleFeb 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
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VA Set to Pass Worker Misclassification Bill

This legislative session, the Virginia State Legislature has taken up numerous pieces of legislation dealing with worker classification, in other words, when a worker should be considered an employee or an independent contractor.

CommentFeb 13, 2020 - 3:15pm

Letter Supporting West Virginia SB 528

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports Senate Bill 528, the “Uniform Worker Classification Act.”

Litigation UpdateFeb 06, 2020 - 11:00am

Olsen v. State of California Amicus Brief in support of the Plaintiff

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an Amicus Brief to urge the U.S. District Court, Central District of California to grant Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and enjoin defendants from enforcing AB 5 against them, or otherwise causing it to be enforced against them, pending final judgment.