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Veena Dubal

Veena Dubal is a professor of law at the University of California, Hastings.
Law and the Future of Gig Work in California: Problems and Potentials (Part 1)

Law and the Future of Gig Work in California: Problems and Potentials (Part 1)

Last week, a coalition of 75 professors from across the country sent a letter to California lawmakers in support of AB5.  AB5, which will soon be voted on in the California Senate, codifies the legal standard articulated in Dynamex v. Superior Court (2018) and extends it to all California employment laws.  In Dynamex, the Court created a presumption of employee status and set forth a simplified legal standard (“ABC” test) for an entity attempting to classify workers as independent contractors.