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A Roundtable Conversation on AB5: Will Recent Changes to the Independent Contractor Law Affect You?

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online
  • 72


  • -This workshop is eligible for 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit
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  • CLA is sensitive to the current situation faced by the non-profit and arts sector within COVID-19. We are currently offering our workshops at a sliding scale or "pay what you can" price. While CLA is a nonprofit we are also in need of your continued support but want to ensure accessibility of our content and workshops to all no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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A Roundtable Conversation on AB5:

Will Recent Changes to the Independent Contractor Law Affect You?  

Since its passing, AB5 has been a hot topic for most small businesses, non profits, and  the arts community. Join California Lawyers for the Arts and our featured guest speakers Arlene Yang of Meyers Nave, Sam Mazzeo and Olivia Phillips of A Better Professional Cooperation for a roundtable conversation on AB5, and the September 2020 amendments to the law, AB2257. 


Arlene Yang is a Principal at Meyers Nave in San Diego, where she specializes in employment law and business litigation. She provides employers with preventative law advice on issues including employment issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, wage and hour matters, independent contractor classification issues, discrimination, and reasonable accommodations. She has many years of experience with non-profit arts organizations and currently serves as Board President of transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project.

Sam Mazzeo of A Better Professional Corporation (or "Better" for short) is a modern-day Renaissance man. He helps clients better understand legal matters like trademark, business formation & securities, and contracts. Sam's experience spans from serving as In-House Legal Counsel for the film-based nonprofit Invisible Children, to starting a few businesses of his own (Better and 5 Minute Lawyer are his newest endeavors), to helping co-found the local nonprofit Business for Good San Diego. When he’s not working with clients, he’s volunteering, creating, traveling, or zipping around town on his electric bike or scooter. 

Olivia Phillips of  A Better Professional Corporation (or "Better" for short) is a Jane of all trades, working on mastering them all. She helps clients better understand legal matters like labor & employment, contracts, and copyright. She holds an HR certification through The Society for Human Resource Management, and she's also our in-house doodler, creating fun graphics and GIFs to help explain some of the more complicated answers to our clients' legal questions. She sits on the board of Slow Food Urban San Diego, and when she's not geeking out about cooking, she's hiking, knitting, or spending quality time with her family. 




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