Will This California Law End Freelance Work?

Pressland Editors
Oct 31, 2019 · 11 min read

AB 5 is meant to penalize abusive employers like Uber, but it could affect many part-time workers — especially women and people of color.

Pace yourself: California has put a cap on freelance output per publication. The magic number: 35 pieces.

By Rebecca Bodenheimer

Freelance writer Vanessa McGrady is very worried about AB 5, a California bill recently signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom that will take effect in less than two months. Intended to punish…