Telling human stories about the changing nature of work in California
Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez) was approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom and became effective January 1, 2020. The legislation codified and expanded to California workers, with exceptions for workers associated with certain industries, the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision. That decision established the ABC test for determining whether an individual is an independent contractor or employee. The inability of businesses and contractors to comply with the B prong of the test — “that the worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business” — will impact the work relationship and livelihoods of thousands of Californians.
The news industry is interested in the impact of AB 5, both good and bad, on California workers and their families. Please use the form below to briefly tell your story about how AB 5 has affected you, your work and your family. All submissions and contact information will be made available to the news members of the California News Publishers Association. One or more news organizations may contact you about your submission as part of journalistic effort to inform Californians on the actual impact of AB 5 on California workers and their families.
CNPA will also use these stories to fight for common-sense changes to AB 5 so its members can continue to create solid journalism and distribute it widely in their communities.