Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are celebrating the passage of Proposition 22 in a 58% to 42% victory. Through passage of the Proposition, certain gig-economy companies were able to secure a complete exemption from AB 5, the law passed in 2019 by the California legislature that codified the Dynamex decision and made the ABC Test for classifying workers as independent contractors the law in California, subject to a number of enumerated exemptions. This means that entities that engage workers covered by Prop. 22 would not have to comply with the ABC Test in order to classify certain workers as independent contractors.

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Timothy Long has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Tim’s clients have included a variety of financial institutions and entities, health care-related entities, airlines…

Timothy Long has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Tim’s clients have included a variety of financial institutions and entities, health care-related entities, airlines, retailers, high-tech companies, and transportation and logistics companies. Tim also advises private investment funds and their partners in disputes concerning the management of funds, removal of non-performing members, and disputes involving portfolio companies.

Tim litigates wage-and-hour matters, including exemption, incentive compensation, independent contractor, off-the-clock, and pay practice claims. He also has defeated class and collective certification (including at Stage One) in exemption, off-the-clock, and pay practice cases.