CA Gov. Gavin Newsome Signs AB 2257 Providing Additional Exemptions to AB 5’s Employee Reclassifications
Governor Gavin Newsome signed AB 2257 this month, allowing for additional exemptions to the controversial AB 5, which reclassified many contractors as employees. Though predominantly aimed at the app gig economy, the 2019 bill unintentionally reclassified many independent professionals running their own businesses, including franchise business owners and freelance creatives, among others. The law could see additional changes by the end of the year, as Proposition 22 is on the November ballot to ensure gig workers can remain independent contractors.