Re: AB5 goes into effect January 1

Subject: Re: AB5 goes into effect January 1
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:53:24 -0800

On 12/20/2019 3:30 PM, Peter Neilson wrote:

My solution? Avoid doing business with any firm that is possibly regulated by AB5.

Avoid doing business with anyone who hires people to work in California? Every employee who does work in California is covered or explicitly exempt under AB5. Employment contracts that have a choice of forum clause (stating that the contract is governed under the law of some other state or country) will not alienate (exclude) the employee's rights under the law.

Still, calling oneself a "fine artist" and writing "poetry" looks like a fascinating workaround. Who can say it isn't blank verse?

Clever. It won't work; but nice try.

There is even an example from around 1978 with fine art, well, at least art, including a song written expressly for the document:
Cute. I swear, I could smell dust mites and I started getting a headache from a stuffy office and second-hand smoke.

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