Resources on AB5

(Pictured Above)Untitled lobby artwork by Vincent J. Proby at the A.C. Bilbrew Library.

Over the past month, we have had a number of stakeholders get in touch with us regarding California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). According to Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, AB5 codifies a widely used legal standard known as the 'ABC test' to determine employment status for the purposes of the California Labor and Unemployment Insurance Codes and clarifies the tests's application. In doing so, this bill seeks to end the harmful practice of worker misclassifications. The Bill went into effect on January 1, 2020, and since it has there concerns from the Arts and Culture sector about potential consequences to the field. Below, you will find a short list of resources on this bill, as well as how arts and culture advocacy groups are responding.

Please keep in mind that the conversation around AB5 is ongoing. In the coming weeks, Arts and Culture will do our best to keep you up-to-date as events in Sacramento unfold.

CA AB5 Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is provided by Assemblywoman Lorenz Gonzalez, who authored AB5.

Labor & Workforce Development Agency FAQ

An FAQ page on AB5 created by the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency.

Californians for the Arts

Californians for the Arts is currently advocating on behalf of arts organizations, and regularly maintains a page with updated information about the bill.

AB5 and Worker Misclassification

A short report by WolfBrown and the Brown Law Group on AB5.

Life After AB 5 Toolkit

A toolkit describing legal background and options for employers and the artists they work with.