California case tests new employment law
By Rick Redding
“The whole idea of a gig economy doesn’t work if it’s an employer-employee relationship. The direct sales industry couldn’t exist.”
—William Miller, shareholder, Buchalter
“The language in AB5 is further evidence why Amway IBOs and all direct sellers in California and across the country are independent contractors.”
—Brian Bennett, VP of government affairs and policy, DSA
The direct selling business is built on a simple concept—individuals can purchase a starter kit to become an independent business owner (IBO), and then they may spend as much or as little time building that business through the sale of products and the recruitment of others to also sell products.
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