The Fight For Clarity On Calif. Worker Classification Law

By Jeffrey Gersh and Garett Hill (March 16, 2020, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Since taking effect on Jan. 1, A.B. 5 has received its share of criticism and legal challenges. While the law may be well intentioned, opponents claim it goes too far and restricts workers' abilities to earn a living. 

Steep penalties can result from noncompliance. As a result, many businesses are frustrated by the lack of guidance on how to appropriately conform to A.B. 5, especially considering the high number of exemptions and the potential for more to come.

Even for exempted professions, like freelance writers and photographers and fine artists, certain requirements must be met for said exemptions to apply. Rather...

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