Assembly Passes Lorena Gonzalez’s AB 5 to Protect Workers from Misclassification

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Wed., May 29, 2019) – The California State Assembly voted today to pass legislation authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to codify the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and protect workers from being misclassified as independent contractors. The vote was 55 to 11.

Assemblywoman Gonzalez released the following statement after the vote:

“Big businesses shouldn't be able to pass their costs onto taxpayers while depriving workers of the labor law protections they are rightfully entitled to. This legislation is an important work-in-progress to provide certainty to California’s businesses, provide protections for California’s workers and guard the taxpayers from subsidizing unscrupulous corporations.”

For questions on AB 5 or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, contact Sami Gallegos (209) 658-7617.