AB5 / Independent Contractors

Defend the Freedom to Work – Repeal AB5!
Reform California is urging state politicians to immediately repeal AB5 — a fatally-flawed law they passed to ban independent contractors from working in California.

What is AB5 and How it Hurts Workers
AB5 prohibits businesses from hiring independent contractors and instead requires them to use employees to do all work. Worse, the state government has launched investigations of businesses who use independent contractors to punish them with a variety of costly enforcement penalties and fines.

AB 5 has cost hundreds of thousands of independent contractors their clients and decimated their ability to earn a living. Horror stories are piling up of out-of-work coaches, musicians, hairstylists, graphic designers, etc.

In addition to putting independent contractors out of business, AB5 will hit small businesses the hardest since smaller companies tend to outsource some functions and work to independent contractors due to size and scale.

AB5 is a shameful attempt by Sacramento politicians to impose new employment taxes on every job performed in our state. By converting independent contractors into employees in every company, state politicians can collect higher employment taxes.

In addition AB5 will allow unions to organize more workers and force them to pay union dues that would automatically be taken out of each employees paycheck. AB5 also provides shady lawyers an opportunity to shake down small businesses with frivolous lawsuits.

How You Can Help Repeal AB5
Reform California is currently pursuing a three-track strategy to repeal the gas and car tax hikes:

Sign & Share the Petition: Reform California is working with stakeholders to pursue legislative and legal challenges to AB5. Sign & Share the Petition
Organize The Resistance: Reform California is organizing the grassroots resistance to AB5, your voice is our most powerful tool in this fight.
Punish Sacramento Politicians: Reform California took out a State Senator who voted to raise our gas taxes, we will target vulnerable legislators to send a message they can’t take our freedom to work and get away with it.

Credit: Reform California

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