Bloomberg Law
Sept. 1, 2020, 6:23 AM

California Carves Out Writers, Musicians, from Gig Worker Law

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

Freelance writers, photographers, musicians, insurance underwriters, and competition judges are among the dozens of so-called gig economy professionals that can work without being classified as employees after California lawmakers moved to change the state’s landmark gig worker law.

The Assembly passed a measure (A.B. 2257) Monday after the state Senate voted on the measure the same day. It goes into effect immediately after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signs it, revising the law known as Assembly Bill 5 to exempt freelancers and music industry professionals from worker-classification requirements implemented earlier this year.

The question of properly classifying ...

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