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A representative at Streamate issued the following email yesterday to select models, on December 5, 2019. Its content concerns California’s AB5.

Per YNOT, AB5 changes the criteria for who can be considered an independent contractor versus an employee. The law also seeks to grant the newly dubbed “employees” benefits and protections like overtime pay, minimum wage and workers’ compensation.

The message has been reproduced below, and screengrabs of the original email follow.

Hi there,

I hope this find you well!

We are in the process of making preparations for the California “AB5” law that is scheduled to go into effect on 1/1/2020 and will impact all Streamate performers based in the state of California. I wanted to reach out in advance with a head’s up and some preliminary info since it appears that you are based out of California, and your account essentially will be affected by these changes…