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Sunday, January 5, 2020

AB5: California Passes Bill That Translators, Interpreters Say Threatens Livelihood
On September 11, 2019, the California State Senate voted to pass gig-worker bill AB5 without an exemption for translators and interpreters. Final vote was 26 to 11 and AB5 now goes to California Governor Gavin Newsom, who will likely sign the bill that kicks in January 1, 2020.
AB5 or “Worker status: employees and independent contractors,” clarifies the definition of what a contractor is under California law. It is based on the State Supreme Court’s Dynamex ruling, which defines an independent contractor by the ABC test.
This means any California employer who wants to treat a person as a contractor must prove that person works independently of the company’s control and direction, works outside the company’s usual course of business, and is engaged in an independently established trade of the same nature as a matter of course.
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