These materials provide key information for understanding the classification of appraisers
as independent contractors under Assembly Bill 5 in California. I have helped
dozens of AMCs, from the smallest to the largest, adjust to the new laws.
Going forward, it will also be important to monitor regulatory developments and litigation.
Please reach out if you need my assistance.

Full Text of AB 5

Here’s the full text of AB 5 with highlighting by Peter Christensen of the parts most relevant to classification of appraisers as independent contractors and also to agents and brokers who may perform BPOs and evaluations.

Key Cases

Here are the basic cases for understanding classification of appraisers as independent contractors under AB 5 and for understanding the risk of a reclassification lawsuit.

Articles and Posts

Peter Christensen’s articles and posts about appraisers as independent contractors both under the ABC test and in general.

Other Relevant Statutes

California statutes relevant to application of AB 5 to appraisers in California. In particular, it’s important to understand the impact of California Labor Code section 2802.

Peter has given several webinars about AB 5. This webinar was especially for individual appraisers and small appraisal firms. Watch the recording or download the slides: Webinar.

Presentations about AB 5

Peter Christensen has made presentations about the classification of appraisers as independent contractors to the Appraisal Institute and REVAA, and at the Appraisal Summit and Valuation Expo.