Navigating the Employee-Independent Contractor Distinction

The Art Law Section presents

Art, Work, and the Law: Navigating the Employee-Independent Contractor Distinction in the Arts

Date Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Program 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Mei Li
SFMOMA, General Counsel Fellow- 
Assistant General Counsel
William Jhaveri-Weeks
The Jhaveri-Weeks Firm, Founder
 Matthew Dedon
Art Law Access, Co-Founder
 Theresa Bichsel
Department of Industrial Relations


 Kimberly Pallen
Withers Worldwide

Art organizations, artists, and art-world professionals have been forced to adapt to AB5 since its adoption in 2020. Through the lens of four practitioners in the art law and employment spaces, hear more about the challenges posed by AB5, the uncertainties that the law can cause, and best practices for compliance.


  • Understand the breadth and reach of AB5
  • Discuss common scenarios and compliance concerns arts organization face due to AB5
  • Hear real world examples of AB5’s effect on arts organizations and best practices for compliance
  •  Appreciate the effect of AB5’s retroactivity based on the Supreme Court holding in Vasquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc.
  •  Learn how the claims process with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) functions.
  • Learn how AB5 is enforced. 

Event Code: G212601

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4/21/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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