Wednesday, August 12 – Independent Contractor/Employee Classification of Workers in California: The Devil Is In the Details

Speaker: Denis Kenny, Experienced Labor and Employment Attorney


Many technical writers work as independent contractors rather than as employees, working on a freelance basis and handling taxes and benefits differently. With this in mind, how will recently passed legislation affect independent contractors in California?

Join us as attorney Denis Kenny explains:

  • The latest on AB-5, ABC Test, the “Integral” or “usual course” of your business piece, and EDD letter
  • Exempt Occupations and Borello
  • What about possible federal legislation?
  • Which other states are starting to follow suit
  • How workers are fighting against AB-5

When You Ask for Guidance

  • Questions you need to ask your accountant
  • Questions you need to ask your attorney

About the Speaker

Denis Kenny is a Founding Partner with Scherer Smith & Kenny LLP.  He is an experienced civil litigator specializing in employment litigation and counseling for employers and employees. Before Scherer Smith & Kenny, Denis served three years as a deputy attorney general in the Employment Rights and Administration division of the California Attorney General’s Office.  Denis brings over 20 years of experience as a knowledge expert on independent contractor / 1099 compliance-related issues.

Event info

Time: Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Meeting ID: 885 2902 3430
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6:30 to 7:00: Networking
7:00 to 7:15: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30: Presentation
8:30 to 8:45: More networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

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