January 13, 2020

Handman Quoted in Bloomberg Law on A.B. 5 Challenges by Trucking Industry

Dan Handman was quoted in an article entitled Truckers Could Be on Road to High Court in Classification Battle in the Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report on January 13, 2020.

The article discusses the employee vs. independent contractor issues posed by A.B. 5, which went into effect January 1, 2020, and industry efforts to overturn or carve out exemptions to the new law.

Summarizing the ongoing struggle, Handman told Bloomberg Law:

“There are more questions than answers. We’re in a state of legal limbo where there are some questions about the validity of the law as it applies to certain industries. There are questions in general about how broadly or narrowly that it applies. Everyone is trying to figure out the legal terrain.” He added that the new law was a “shock to the system” that altered every assumption companies and workers had about who is an employee.


Dan Handman is a partner in Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s Santa Monica office. He can be reached at (310) 255-0705.