Category Archives: Freelancer

As a Lawyer for Freelancers, I Find California’s New Gig Worker Law (AB 5) Maddening

Note: In general, the content on Law Soup is presented in a neutral, straightforward way. This is an opinion piece, and as such, contains my opinions!   Ever heard of a Rube Goldberg machine? It’s a concept meaning an unnecessarily complicated system. And wow, is the new legal framework for determining who is a freelancer in California unnecessarily complicated! For

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Gig Worker Law (AB5)

What’s the Deal with the New California Gig Worker Law (AB5)? A change is coming to freelancers and other workers in California, affecting a broad spectrum of people, including writers, designers, cosmetologists, and Uber/Lyft drivers. Some people are pleased with it, others… not so much. It’s a new state law taking effect in January 2020, known as AB5 (Assembly Bill

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