A proposed amendment to California’s “gig economy” bill would lift an arbitrary cap on freelance news stories.
Asm. Lorena Gonzalez now admits Assembly Bill 5 needs specific exemptions for freelance journalists after many of them have lost their jobs over the last few months.
A federal judge in California has temporarily blocked part of a new law that codifies a test determining whether a worker is an employee or a freelancer.
News organizations across the country have stopped using California-based freelance writers shortly before “gig economy” measure Assembly Bill 5 is expected to take effect.