Left and right arrows, one says "employee" and the other says "independent contractor"Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) became California law in 2019 and requires employers, including nonprofits, to convert certain independent contractors to employees unless they fit into one of the exceptions to the law. A new law passed this year adds to the list of exceptions, but there are still many circumstances in which nonprofits may have to reclassify independent contractors as employees. If you're confused, you're not alone! Join us for a 75-minute webinar with employment law experts to get some answers.

Implementing AB 5: Employees or contractors?

Wednesday, December 16 from 11am to 12:15pm
FREE for Members / $39 for not-yet-members
Register now!

In this webinar, we will get the latest information on Assembly Bill 5 and the new related policies, and learn:

  • when the law requires a nonprofit to reclassify an independent contractor as an employee
  • when it doesn’t
  • how to do it

The 75-minute webinar will also include time for you to ask questions and get as many answers from our experts as time permits.

Expert speakers:

Melinda S. Riechert, partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, has experience litigating and arbitrating class actions and single-plaintiff cases. Melinda defends clients in wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, trade secret, and all other types of employment disputes. She has won verdicts for her clients in six jury trials and four bench trials, as well as in numerous summary judgments and arbitration awards.


Jennifer B. Zargarof, partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, advocates for employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes. She serves as defense counsel in wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other varied employment-related matters at both the trial and appellate levels. She also counsels clients on labor and employment issues, including personnel policies and procedures, employee discipline matters, and employment contracts.

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In this time of turmoil and difficult decisions, we are partnering with Public Counsel to bring you a series of four webinars to help you decide how to move forward on key legal issues nonprofits are facing. We’ll cover what you can and should be doing to protect your organization, as well as what you can’t legally do – in four compliance areas: 

  1. Nonprofits as Commercial Property Tenants – Know Your Rights! (Get the recording here)
    Learn tips about how to manage rent payments and lease, respond to landlord communications, and make use of local protections for tenants. Note: this webinar was presented on July 29th, 2020 and may contain information that is outdated. 
  2. Election Engagement the Right Way (Get the recording here
    Learn what nonprofits can and can’t do to help register new voters, provide public education about elections, engage candidates, and still stay safely within the limits allowed for tax-exempt organizations.
  3. Implementing Assembly Bill 5: Employees or Contractors?
    December 16 at 11am (register here)
    Learn when the law requires a nonprofit to convert independent contractors to employees, when it doesn’t, and how to do it when it does.
  4. Tips for Downscaling Your Organization: Date/Time TBD (mid-fall)
    Learn about reallocating resources, laying off staff, providing severance, merging with another organization, and other tips for downscaling a nonprofit organization.

Registration fees:
All webinars are free for members! (Learn more about membership here.)
$39 each or all 4 for $125 (Not-yet-members)
Register here for any or all of the webinars

All webinars will be delivered on Zoom with opportunities for questions, and the recordings and slides will be emailed to all registrants a few days after the webinar.     

Thank you to our series sponsor!

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