Category: Commercial Insurance

Masha Keylin
  1. What to know about SB 1159

On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 into law.  In addition to codifying the Governor’s Executive Order N-62-20, which established a time-limited rebuttable presumption for workers who are diagnosed with COVID-19, the bill extends the presumption to January 1, 2023 and maintains the narrow time period during which an employer can rebut the presumption. 

Martin Fox-Foster
  1. Defining independent contractors: How will AB5 affect your business?

Many businesses use independent contractors in their operations on a daily basis. A new law which Governor Gavin Newsom signed on September 18, 2019 – Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) – looks to change that by codifying the ABC test handed down by the California Supreme Court in the recent case of Dynamex which distinguishes employees from independent contractors.