What does AB5 mean for the trucking industry? [Infographic]

September 7, 2020 Casey Nighbor

Assembly Bill 5 or AB5 makes it harder for companies to label workers as independent contractors.

This new law does not just apply to Uber and Lyft drivers or office workers brought on as independent contractors. This new law also drastically impacts the way the trucking industry in California operates. 

The new law assumes workers are employees. To prove otherwise, the hiring company has the burden of demonstrating that the worker meets a very specific test.

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