October 27, 2020

Volume X, Number 301

Advertisement

October 27, 2020

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

October 26, 2020

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

Expanded Exemptions for Independent Newspaper Carriers

On September 30, 2020, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 323 (“AB 323”), which is intended to support local journalism.

Part of the new law focuses on California’s official advertising, requiring the Department of General Services publish by July 1 each year information relating to payments of placement marketing and outreach advertising material by each state agency.

The latter part of the bill expands exemptions of the application of Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”) to newspaper carriers.  Specifically, AB 323 expands the exemption applicable to newspaper carriers by removing the condition that a newspaper carrier works under contract either with a newspaper publisher or newspaper distributor.

AB 5, passed last year and codified and expanded the California Supreme Court case Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, creates a presumption that a worker is an employee unless specific requirements are met to allow the individual to act as an independent contractor. AB 323’s exemption from AB 5 for newspaper carriers expires in 2022.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2020National Law Review, Volume X, Number 275
Advertisement

TRENDING LEGAL ANALYSIS

Advertisement
Advertisement

About this Author

Adam Siegel, Employment Attorney, Whistleblower claims, Jackson Lewis Law FIrm
Principal

Adam Y. Siegel is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Siegel focuses mainly in employment litigation and represents both private and public sector employers in all aspects of employment law, specializing in litigation and trial of harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, wage/hour, due process, and other employment related claims and has litigated cases in both state and federal court.  As part of his extensive public sector experience, Mr. Siegel has conducted and prepared Investigation Reports pursuant to the California Government...

213-630-8241
Advertisement
Advertisement