Crony carve-outs in California independent-contractor fight


As California’s government has gotten larger and larger it has gotten more and more crony.

(From The East Bay Times)

Specifically, the ABC Test’s requirement that independent contractors perform a task outside a firm’s normal scope of business could prevent realtors, insurance agents, truck drivers, construction workers, hairdressers and even freelance journalists from claiming independent contractor status…

…Rather than acknowledging that the ABC test is problematic, however, California politicians pushing for its codification have increasingly taken the tack of denying the breadth of the test or coyly suggesting that certain industries could be exempted from its reach.

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