Editor’s note; This article is the first in a four-part series explaining the new gig worker law, Assembly Bill 5. In part one, we will explain AB 5 and take a brief look at each of three tests used to determine the classification of employees and independent contractors. In the upcoming installments of this series, Valley News will explain the Borello Test and the ABC Test in full as well as what independent contractors can do to help them retain their gig worker status.
A new law took effect Jan. 1, setting requirements to clarify which employees are independent contractors, or gig workers and which are employees. Assembly Bill 5 has raised many questions from employers and those who for years have worked as independent contractors, so in an effort to clear the muddy waters regardin