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New Rules Defining “Consultants”

Upcoming Webinar: New Rules Defining “Consultants”
Could Affect Technology Contractors Nationwide

When: Thursday, 20 October 2022 — 1 PM ET
Register Today: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/324820

On 1 January 2020, California implemented a new criterion for classifying an individual as a consultant. The new test, called the ABC Test, has proven to be a challenge to some technology consultants in that state. An informal survey of Californian IEEE consultants has shown that 25 percent of consultants have lost work because of the new rule. Additionally, a number of IEEE members have reported leaving California to avoid the law. Others have given up their consulting businesses.

Now the U.S. Department of Labor may be trying to make the ABC Test apply to the entire country.

Join IEEE-USA’s Director of Government Relations for a discussion about what the ABC Test is, why it is a challenge for technology consultants, and the prospects for it becoming a national rule. We will also discuss ways IEEE member consultants can help protect themselves from the test.

For more information, see IEEE-USA Insight article: https://insight.ieeeusa.org/articles/dol-independent-contractor-status/.


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