Bloomberg Law
June 11, 2020, 9:45 PMUpdated: June 15, 2020, 10:14 PM

California Assembly Moves to Loosen Gig-Worker Law (Corrected)

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

California is one step closer to changing its landmark worker classification law to exempt a number of professions, such as freelance journalists, musicians, and photographers.

The Assembly voted unanimously Thursday to advance two bills, A.B. 1850 and A.B. 2257, to the Senate. A.B. 1850 passed 73-0 and A.B. 2257 passed 70-0. The upper chamber has until Aug. 31 to send the bills on to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) for his signature.

The bills would allow self-employed professionals in creative industries—as well as certified translators, promoters, and others who typically work for several employers on a contract basis—to maintain the ...

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