105 Exemptions for CA AB5 indie contractor law were recently announced.
This article link came to me from the legal service I use, Counsel for Creators.
Excerpt from the California Globe Article : "AB 2257 recast the statutory scheme and added over fifty more exemptions from the ABC Test into the California Labor Code. In addition, the new statute authorizes a district attorney to prosecute an action for injunctive relief.
Last year’s AB 5 had created 57 statutory exemptions from the “ABC Test.” The new referral agency code section as added by AB 2257 includes all workers, but excludes specified ones. In AB 5, this referral agency section listed only certain types of workers who were exempt under this particular exemption. Now, AB 2257 includes all of those workers, except it does not list house cleaning, and then the bill added 5 new types of workers.
Overall, this year’s AB 2257 added 53 new exemptions, for a total of 109 exemptions from the Dynamex decision and its ABC Test. The following are the statutory exemptions contained in AB 2257, set forth in the order in which they appear in the relevant sections of the Labor Code (along with a notation for those that were previously listed in last year’s AB 5): (see list in the article)"
And here are some bullet points on these AB 5 updates from accounting company "Liz is all biz" -- they specialize in accounting for creatives. https://lizisallbiz.com/
These appeared on the Liz is All Biz Instagram..,
"Newsom signed a bill into law last Monday that has some potentially cool updates to contractors that were negatively impacted by AB5.
The Bill Ab 2257 creates new provisions for specific industries, including:
✔️ It would strike the 35-submission cap for freelance writers and photographers. Under current rules, any California-based freelancer who contributes more than 35 submissions to an outlet per year must be reclassified as an employee.
✔️ It would add translators, appraisers and registered foresters to the "professional services" exemption. This exemption currently covers graphic designers, travel agents and marketers,among others.
✔️ It would allow workers in much of the music industry to continue working as freelancers. The list of exemptions includes recording artists, songwriters, producers, promoters and many others."
Here's the complete list of AB 5 exemptions from the California Globe Article.
This January 2020 post on the blog is where I explain and update on AB 5