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Compliant Contracting in California: An AB 5 Primer [Event to be rescheduled]


Date: March 24, 2020

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

In light of current events and the need to focus on other pressing issues, Mintz is postponing its webinar Compliant Contracting in California: An AB 5 Primer – previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 24. We will reschedule the webinar for a future date.

AB 5, which became effective on January 1, 2020, impacts all businesses that contract with individuals who perform services in California. The law now presumes that every California worker is an employee unless the hiring entity establishes that the worker meets the three criteria of the so-called “ABC” test or the worker satisfies one of the law’s exemptions. 

Every business hiring service providers in California should assess the status of existing contractors.

Topics will include:

  • Pre AB 5 independent contracting in California: what survived and what didn’t?
  • How did AB 5 change the legal landscape?
  • What does your business need to do to comply with AB 5?
  • How to comply with AB 5: commonly asked questions and industry-specific problems
  • Legal challenges and what we anticipate will happen next


Micha Mitch Danzig is a Mintz attorney who litigates employment, commercial, and trade secret disputes. He represents clients in court and before state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, DOJ, and similar California agencies. Micha also performs management training for employers.
Jennifer B. Rubin is a Mintz Member who advises clients on employment issues like wage and hour compliance. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies and business executives in the technology, financial services, publishing, professional services, and health care industries.
Paul M. Huston is an attorney in Mintz's employment labor and benefits practice group, where he litigates employment and general commercial issues. Paul has experience handling single plaintiff and class action lawsuits, covering issues from wrongful termination to disability discrimination.
Mintz attorney Nicole M. Rivers defends employers in employment litigation and labor matters and advises on employment best practices. She handles cases involving claims of wage and hour violations, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, breach of employment agreements, FMLA violations, and violations of California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), Family Rights Act (CFRA), and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).