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