Editor’s note; This article is the third in a four-part series explaining the new gig worker law, Assembly Bill 5. In an effort to clear the muddy waters regarding this complicated and not clearly defined law, Valley News took an online course with lawyer Kiffanie Stahle who specializes in gig workers, specifically designed to answer some of the more difficult to understand aspects of the law. In part one, we explained AB 5 and took a brief look at each of three tests used to determine the classification of employees and independent contractors. In this installment, Valley News will explain the ABC Test in full and what gig workers and employers can do to retain independent contractor status.
While this article serves to inform readers, it is important to note that employers and indep