On January 1, 2020, a new law took effect (AB 5) that reclassifies hundreds of thousands of workers as employees instead of independent contractors. The law codifies a ruling from the California Supreme Court that included a new test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

Physicians are invited to a webinar— “The ABCs of AB 5: Classifying Health Care Workers in California’s Gig Economy”—to learn about the recent changes to California law governing the independent contractor vs. employee distinction. The one-hour webinar will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 12:15 pm.

The webinar will provide physicians, who serve as employers, employees and independent contractors, with a basic understanding of how California classifies various health care workers, what businesses and workers can do to protect their rights, the risks of misclassification and what’s next for AB 5.

Participants will hear about AB 5 itself, the Dynamex and Borello tests for employment, recent legal challenges to AB 5 and the consequences for misclassifying health care workers.

Registration is free for California Medical Association members and staff, and $99 for nonmembers.

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