The Zandbergen Report

AB 5 and its Impact on California Businesses and Business Owners

August 25, 2020

Host Bart Zandbergen was joined in the virtual studio once again by Lee R. Goldberg, Esq, who is a transactional business attorney and has been practicing in Southern California for over 33 years.  In this episode, Lee shares his knowledge of AB 5 and its implications for California business owners. This new regulation went into effect in January 2020, and has since required many business owners and independent contractors to restructure their employment relations in order to be in compliance.

Lee has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting sophisticated real estate, finance, intellectual property, corporate structuring, M&A and many other business transactions.  Currently, the majority of Lee’s practice consists of acting as outside general counsel to numerous companies across a broad spectrum of industries, handling all legal aspects of his client’s businesses, including business structuring, contracting, labor and employment issues, client contract matters, trade supplier contracts, statutory and corporate compliance, insurance contracts and claims, and dispute resolution (litigation management).

In this episode learn:
- What the AB 5 regulation entails and how it impacts California businesses and business owners
- The fundamentals of the ABC Test which determines whether someone is classified as an independent contractor or employee
- Why it is essential, now more than ever, to be compliant with AB 5

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