Risk Managers Roundtable AB-5, Independent Contractors & What it Means for Your Agency

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California Governor Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) which codifies the “Dynamex ABC” test used to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor and added several exceptions and clarifications.  Understanding this new legislation, and its implications, is critical for your agency.

Please join us for these roundtables, where the focus will be on this legislation effective January 1, 2020, along with newly developed Authority resources which include an independent contractor/instructor template and a Dynamex ABC test decision tree.  Our speaker will be Katy Suttorp of Burke, Williams & Sorensen.  Risk Managers Roundtables are excellent ways to learn about and discuss relevant risk management topics, network with your peers, and spend time with your regional risk manager while enjoying a complementary lunch.  Please be prepared to discuss and share your questions or scenarios that your agency is facing.  Should you have questions or any scenarios that you would like covered by our facilitators, please submit them to Ryan Thomas, Training and Loss Control Specialist, at rthomas@cjpia.org and they will be included during the roundtable.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact the California JPIA training division by email, training@cjpia.org within two business days of the training date, noting that the Authority is closed on Fridays. 


Topics Covered

  • Impact of This Law, Effective January 1, 2020, on Public Agencies
  • California Supreme Court's ABC Test for Determining Whether an Independent Contractor Should Be Considered an Employee
  • What Constitutes "Performance of Work Outside the Usual Course of the Hiring Entity's Business?"
  • Developments Related to Exemptions to AB-5


2 hours


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As Needed

Who Should Attend:

Human Resources Managers and those involved in your agency's staffing and hiring process