The materials below provide key information for understanding
the classification of appraisers as independent contractors under AB 5 and the ABC test in California.

Please pardon the dust: This section will be updated regularly. Thank you, Peter Christensen.

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.

Legislative Change

Efforts to create an appraiser exception – coming soon.

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.