California’s “Professional Services” Exemption To Strict
Independent Contractor Definition Licensed Beauticians Among the Eligible
The product of Sacramento politics, specific “professional services” occupations will be exempted from the rigid “Dynamex ABC” standard for classifying independent contractors, California Labor Code 2750.3, effective January 1, 2020 (part of Assembly Bill (AB) 5). See, Dodging the Bullet (October 2019), listing other specific industries/licensed professionals that can be exempt.
Such independent “professional services” include:
Licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, manicurists, and electrologists can also fall within the independent “professional services” definition, providing the contracted person:
As with the other specific industries/licensed professionals that can be exempt from the stricter standard (see Dodging the Bullet), the Borello multi-factor balancing test for the contractor vs. employee classification will continue to apply to the above occupations.
October 18, 2019Back to Blog
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