As previously reported in the Stoel Rives World of Employment, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 1583, which would have made paid consultants who advise employers to treat workers as independent contractors to avoid employee status jointly and severally liable with the employer if it is determined the workers are not independent contractors.  The Governator vetoed (terminated?) the bill on September 28.  It does not appear likely that there is enough support in the Assembly to override the veto.