Please join us for our next monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 25th, at 6 p.m. We will be discussing The Bookkeeper’s Guide to Assembly Bill 5: What’s the “New Normal” for Independent Contractors vs. Paid Employees?
Depending on who you talk to, California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is either the worst California law written in 20 years, or a saving grace for thousands of disadvantaged workers. AB5, popularly known as the “gig worker bill,” is a piece of legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2019. It became effective on Jan. 1, 2020, and requires companies that hire independent contractors to reclassify them as employees, with a few exceptions. The bill expands on a ruling made in a case that reached the California Supreme Court in 2018, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles.
Longtime employment law attorney, Li-An C. Leonard, will walk us through a discussion of AB5 and its various implications for both employers and workers. This is a developing story about a very controversial law. Li-An will serve as an expert interpreter of AB5’s current status, as baffling as it may be, such as:
Ø The ongoing differentiation between independent contractors and employees
Ø Current challenges to AB5, such as the recent exemption for California truckers
Ø A host of other sticky-wicket employment issues that can baffle both bookkeepers and their clients
Through her legal practice, Li-An guides clients through the maze of California and federal statutes and regulations which govern employers. She assists clients in complying with California and federal wage and hour laws. She also counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters, from hiring employees to terminating the employment relationship. Li-An co-chairs Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne’s Employment Practice group.
Li-An holds a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law and a BA in psychology from Point Loma College.
Registration through 02/20/2020 is $28.00 for Members and Associate Members and $36.00 for Non Members. The event includes a three-course meal and educational presentation. For late registration on or after 02/21/2020, the event fee is $45.00. The fee must be prepaid at the time of registration. Unfortunately, refunds are not available to those who register but are unable to attend. Due to limited space and the restaurant’s requirements, walk-ins without registration cannot be accommodated.
Space is limited; please don’t delay. Register today.
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