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Written by: Alexa Wallace
Research and Writing Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
For many of us, we hear the term “gig economy” and think it’s another millennial hashtag with absolutely zero meaning in our everyday life. But really, the emergence of the gig economy has a direct impact on us all. Put simply, the “gig economy” is a new way of saying independent contract or part-time work, and over 55 million people are now working this way. Continue reading “Employees and the Gig Economy”
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By: Brettlyn Miller
Junior Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
The line between the classification of an employee and an independent contractor can be thin but important, especially in terms of vicarious liability for an employer. While there exists a gray area between the two, one state recently tightened its differentiation. California’s Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”) passed legislation late last year and became effective on January 1, 2020, as amendments to California Labor Code and Unemployment Insurance Code. Continue reading “The New ABCs of Employer Liability: Recent Changes to Employee-Independent Contractor Tests May Leave Some Businesses More Open to Liability”