“As always, we recommend that performers and content buyers consult with their attorneys before making business decisions based on interpretations of this law,” FSC Director Michelle LeBlanc told XBIZ.

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SACRAMENTO — Last Friday, Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2257 (AB2257) into law, providing a series of exemptions and clarifications to the so-called “Uber/Lyft law” (AB5) which affected labor relationships in the state starting January 1, 2020.

AB2257, known as “a clean-up bill,” seeks to address a multitude of issues brought to the attention of state government — and especially of AB5’s main sponsor Democratic Assemblyperson Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego — by a number of state industries, stakeholders and workers affected by the re-classification of many former freelancers as employees.

 

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