On Wednesday, California’s lower legislative chamber passed AB5, 53-11, sending shock waves across the state for hundreds of thousands of independent contractors, including interpreters and translators. See JNCL’s previous posts about the origin of AB5, Dynamex, and the language service industry’s background, first response and second response. AB5 codifies the three part employee classification test,.. read more →

Last Monday, the California General Assembly opened its long-anticipated pre-filing period, allowing politicians to draw their battle lines around arguably the most economically consequential issue this session: the fate of Dynamex and the “ABC test.” read more →

A recent court ruling threatens to disrupt multi-billion dollar language service industry nationwide.  The gig-economy and the knowledge-based economy should be evaluated under equitable standards. Association of Language Companies (ALC) holding advocacy and policy summit in Washington August 8, 2018 to address the issue. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. The.. read more →