ABC's of AB5 - Independent Contracts

  • Accountant
  • CPP
  • CPA (US)
  • HRCI
  • SHRM
  • FPC
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: October, 2021

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Course Description

Overview

  • Independent Contractor V. Employee
    7 mins
  • The new ABC test presumes all workers are employees
    15 mins
  • Who can be an independent contractor post AB5?
    33 mins
  • Misclassifying Workers
    37 mins
  • Post-AB5 Chalenges
    47 mins

Course Description

What is the ABC Test?

The ABC test is a guide for employers to determine whether a worker is considered an independent contractor or an employee in the eyes of the government. With the rise of the gig economy, the ABC test has become more prominent in business.

The California Supreme Court issued a ruling on January 14,2021 that the Dynamex ABC rule of determining employee status would be applied retroactively. This means that any pending cases regarding employee status and the dispersal of benefits will be judged based on the California ABC rule, and not the Borello Multifactor Test that was in place before the ABC rule.

The court ruling has reshaped California’s worker classification landscape in an attempt to make compliance easier for employers. Although these legal challenges and subsequent legislation were designed to clarify the rules, they have only complicated the issue even further. 

A misclassification lawsuit can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s probably not a matter of “if”, but a matter of “when” if you have an independent contractor working for you.

In this online CE course, you will learn about classifying people as independent contractors. We will be covering Dynamex, AB5, the exemptions associated with AB5, and the newest laws regarding independent contractors. You will learn the ABCs of AB5, including practical tips for navigating its impact on your workforce.

Key topics covered in this online CPE webinar:

  • Overview of AB5 and AB 2257
  • Exceptions to the ABC test
  • Independent contractor agreement
  • Misclassification exposure


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Learning Objectives

  • To examine the difference between an employee and an independent contractor under AB5
  • To determine when AB5 applies and when it does not - including statutory exemptions
  • To determine when it is appropriate to pay someone as an independent contractor
  • To assess the potential liability and financial exposure for misclassifying workers under California law

Recommended For

  • This live CPE webinar is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, Human Resource Professionals, Business Owners and Managers, Benefits and Payroll Professionals, Managers, Controllers, Accountants and Attorneys.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Assistant Controllers
  • Business Owner
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • CFO/Controller
  • Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • HR Professionals
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 PDC Credit of Business Acumen for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-437PS)
  • 1 RCH Credit of California for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 583187)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Law for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 RCH Credit of Core Payroll Concepts for Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) (Approval No. 22CPE023)
  • 1 RCH Credit of Core Payroll Concepts for Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) (Approval No. 22CPE023)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Cynthia Flynn

Managing Partner, Hackler Flynn & Associates

Cynthia Hackler Flynn is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a Southern California based employment defense law firm. Since starting her practice, she has grown the firm to a team of 9, with each attorney having over a decade of experience. The law firm’s focus is employment law where their mission is to protect and defend entrepreneurs and business owners. Cynthia has been voted as a Super Lawyer every year since 2017 and for the last 3 years, has been named as a Pasadena Top Attorney. 

About Company

Hackler Flynn & Associates

hacklerflynnlaw.com/

We play a significant role in protecting and defending the backbone of our society - business owners.

Cynthia Hackler Flynn, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a boutique law firm in Greater Los Angeles that focuses on employment law, business litigation and corporate work. Our core focus is to help commercial businesses defend and protect against employment lawsuits.

What makes us unique:

As a woman-owned law firm, we are a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). We work around our clients’ busy schedules and make it as convenient as possible for you to meet with us, either through virtual meetings, conference calls or in-person meetings. Our attorneys offer clear guidance that fully prepares you for all possible outcomes, while also addressing your expectations. In addition to addressing the issues at hand, we also provide a global or long-term perspective that helps you prepare for any changes your businesses might encounter.

In addition to providing expertise in these areas of law, we pride ourselves at being a resource for many of clients’ professional service needs (i.e. CPAs, wealth advisors, bankers, attorneys in other fields, insurance, etc.) through our professional memberships.

Our goal at Hackler Flynn & Associates is to help you thrive in business with the confidence of knowing that we are looking out for you. Our seven attorneys are always ready to take your calls, as we believe personal attention to our clients’ needs is one of the things that truly set us up apart from other law firms serving Southern California.

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