California Law Alert -

The ABC Independent Contractor Test

The ABC Test A worker may be classified as an independent contractor only if: A. The worker is free from the control and direction of the hirer in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of such work and in fact; B. The worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business; and C. The worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed for the hiring entity.

Unless all three elements are true, the worker will be considered an employee. A more in-depth look at each of these three factors can be found on the HR Support Center by searching for ABC test with the search bar.

Harassment Prevention Training

Compliance Alert: On August 30, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 778 into law which extends the training deadline from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. While employers now have until the end of 2020 to train all employees, harassment prevention training is one of many best practices, and CalChamber recommends that employers train their employees now and not wait until the end of next year. Please note, that under the new law, if you already trained your supervisors and nonsupervisory employees in 2019, you won’t need to retrain them until 2021.

If you’d like to conduct your employee training anyway you can always take the online CalChamber training course.


FYI, the Department of Labor is preparing a free employee/employer course that should be ready by this December.

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