When AB5 went into effect, we saw many trucking companies pull operations out of California or end their IC fleets due to the risk that location within California would give rise to AB5 violations. The jurisdictional issue is unclear, but strong arguments exist that non-California resident ICs are not subject to AB5 due to both jurisdiction and preemption of federal law. Unfortunately, given the legal environment in California, the risk is still there. For now, the enforcement of AB5 seems to have taken a back seat to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, so there is a bit of a pause. Hopefully, this added time will allow those fighting AB5 to present a case that results in a positive outcome for the IC environment.