Cal/OSHA Approves New COVID-19 Safety Orders

On Thursday, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) unanimously approved a proposal for emergency temporary standards related to COVID-19 prevention. This order applies to all California employers and affects all businesses in the...

“PRURIENT SEXUAL INTEREST” RESTRICTIONS FOR THE PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL —A SUMMARY EXPLANATION

The First Amendment protects freedom of speech by very strictly limiting government interference with expression between willing speakers and willing listeners. Only in very narrow circumstances may government restrict such expression on account of its content. For...

A Letter from Adult Film Producers and Buyers

To the Adult Entertainment Community,   We are deeply concerned for the health and safety of every member of the adult entertainment community. The inability to produce has caused financial hardship throughout the industry, and we are as eager to return to work...

Government Financial Assistance for Adult Industry Workers

To All Workers in the Adult Entertainment Industry We hope that everyone is staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to provide some information and resources to help you get through the financial stress resulting from government orders and public health...

Clarification on The SBA Loan Application “Prurient” Provision

Many FSC members have raised concerns about a provision in the new Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, which might appear to specifically discriminate against adult businesses.  In order to qualify for the SBA Loan, applicants are...

STATEMENT ON UTAH’S PORN WARNING LAW

The Utah legislature is attempting to pass a new law, HB243, that would require all obscene material distributed in the state to come with a five-second warning label stating that such material “may...

The FSC Guide to AB5

AB5 is a new California law that could require businesses in the state to classify performers, cam models, and other adult workers as employees, rather than independent contractors.  If you’re like...

The AB5 Independent Contractor Tests

Below are simplified versions of each test, presented to help you understand the general scope of AB5. Any determination of employee or contractor status should be done using the text of the...

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