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California Supreme Court

May 11, 2018

Learning the ABCs

A new three-step test distinguishing employees from independent contractors stands to tilt worker misclassification suits toward plaintiffs, and reshape many modern, independent contractor-centric business models. Michael Rubin (Altshuler Berzon LLP) and Gina Roccanova (Myers Nave) unpack the new 'ABC Test,' articulated last week by the California Supreme Court, and its implications.


Michael Rubin

Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP

Phone: (415) 421-7151 ext. 311


Georgetown Univ Law Ctr; Washington DC

Roccanova gina web

Gina M. Roccanova

Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

labor & employment

555 12th St Ste 1500
Oakland , CA 94607

Phone: (510) 808-2010

Fax: (510) 444-1108


Univ of Michigan Law School

Gina has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors and brings a practical, problem-solving orientation to her work in negotiations, counseling, investigations, litigation, arbitration, and training.



Brian Cardile

Rulings Editor, Podcast Host, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reporter

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