October 25, 2021

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California Extends AB 5 Exemption for Newspaper Distributors and Carriers

The Governor has signed Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506) which extends the existing exemption for three more years for newspaper distributors and carriers from the “ABC Test” under Dynamex and Assembly Bill 5. The bill takes into account the reality that newspaper carriers often work for more than one newspaper, and requiring carriers to be classified as employees, would limit carriers’ opportunities and drive up the cost of newspaper deliveries.  The bill also requires newspaper distributors to submit specified information to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency on the number of carriers for which the publisher or distributor paid and did not pay payroll taxes for, as well as the wage rates and information to demonstrate compliance of their carrier with the Borello test, which is a multi-factor test for determining worker classification.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 271
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Talya Friedman Labor and Employment Attorney Jackson Lewis
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Talya Z. Friedman is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice concentrates on advising and representing employers in state and federal employment litigation, including wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, fraud, unfair business practices, breach of contract, and discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion and disability.

Ms. Friedman also has extensive experience defending class actions including claims brought under various California and federal...

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Janelle J. Sahouria Associate San Francisco Class Actions and Complex Litigation General Employment Litigation
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Janelle J. Sahouria is an Associate in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Her practice includes defending employers in a broad array of employment matters, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, unfair competition, and class actions. She also counsels clients on human resources policies and employee relations to prevent litigation.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Sahouria developed significant experience in complex litigation, in both federal and state jurisdictions and in...

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