Op-Eds

Assembly Bill 5 is easily one of the most destructive bills I have seen during my tenure in Sacramento, and definitely the bill with the most far-reaching and consequential impacts on California workers. Passed last year and now California state law, AB 5 severely limits independent contracting, costing thousands of workers not only their jobs but their means of supporting themselves and their families. Last year’s AB 5 completely changed the standard for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or must be classified as an employee. That bill codified the decision in… read more