Employment Law Developments: Q3 2023 – Los Angeles and Montana

From JDSupra, Katherine Gordon and Tareen Zafrullah provide a terrific summary of employment law developments for this past quarter including protections for freelancers ordinance passed in Los Angeles and changes to Montana’s workers compensation law. Katherine and Tareen write:

Los Angeles

Freelance Worker Protections: Effective July 1, 2023, the City of Los Angeles Freelance Worker Protections Ordinance requires certain protections for freelance workers. The ordinance defines a “freelance worker”  as an “individual whose work is performed entirely by no more than one individual hired or engaged by a bona fide independent contractor to perform services for a ‘Hiring Entity’ in exchange for compensation” or “an individual or entity with no employees.” For the protections to apply, the work completed must be valued at $600 or greater. This amount can be one job or multiple jobs over the course of a year…


Independent Contractor Classification: Montana’s Workers’ Compensation Act is revised to establish the rebuttable presumption of factors when a person without an independent contractor exemption certificate is still an independent contractor, as of October 1, 2023. These factors are listed in 2023 Bill Text MT S.B. 22.

Source: State & Local Employment Law Developments: Q3 2023 | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP – JDSupra

The following is the text of 2023 Bill Text MT S.B. 22.

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