by: Peter G. Kavilas
The ABC test is NOT, newly created for, from the DYNAMEX Court case as Lorena has been quoted in several articles. This test has already been in use in very particular circumstances in several states and as early as the 1937.
The test was created in 1937, a time when there was no internet, most women did not work outside the home, and there were far fewer options for earning a living during the Great Depression.
LINK here: https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/entrepreneurs-unite-vs-democrat-backed-legislation-that-attacks-careers-of-women-mothers-who-choose-to-work-for-themselves/
The “ABC” test is fundamentally flawed. It creates two new categories of “statutory employees” that deny independent-contractor status to large swaths of independent entrepreneurs. It harshly infringes on the rights of those who choose to offer their services as independent entrepreneurs and poses a clear and present threat to business innovation and efficiency. According to a 2010 study by Ph.D. economist Jeffrey A. Eisenach, “[p]olicy changes that curtail independent contracting … would result in higher unemployment, slower economic growth and reduced economic welfare.” The study also notes that curtailing independent contracting would
Politicians should not be allowed to distort and abuse such devices
Where is the institutional OVERSIGHT? How does this stuff even happen?
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics CONFIRMS Independent Contractors Prefer IC Status -More FACTS Lorena Gonzalez Didn't Bother Researching
by Peter G. Kalivas
Feel Free to read this 2018 info from the US Bureau of Labor (FEDERAL) Link: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/conemp.nr0.htm
Independent contractors were more likely than those in traditional arrangements to be in management, business, and financial operations occupations; sales and related occupations; and construction and extraction occupations.
Independent contractors overwhelmingly prefer their work arrangement (79 percent) to traditional jobs.
Fewer than 1 in 10 independent contractors would prefer a traditional work arrangement. (See table 11.)
Benefits of Contingent (Temp, Independent Contractors) Workers Contingent wage and salary workers were half as likely to be covered by employer-provided health insurance as non-contingent workers (full time employees).
One-fourth of contingent, IC workers had employer-provided health insurance in May 2017.
Although most contingent workers did not receive health insurance from their jobs, a substantial share--3 in 4--had health insurance from some source, including coverage from another family member's policy, through a government program, or by purchasing it on their own.
YOU GUYS, this EFFORT to REPEAL AB5 is NOT OVER, we must NOT STOP.
If the REPEAL Fails then we must support the ballot in NOVEMBER with the public vote.
I get it, we have to work, make money, etc. This took me 5 minutes to research and disperse. KNOWLEDGE is POWER, facts are our friends.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Coalition Against AB5
Contact: Kira Davis (949)573-7640 email@example.com
February 7, 2020
As the fight against AB5 and its sister bill in Congress - The PRO Act - continues to grow, the bill’s author Lorena Gonzalez (D-80) has come forward to announce that she may be willing to grant more exemptions to her terribly unpopular law.
After an organized online pushback to a pro-AB5 “lobby day” in Sacramento, Gonzalez took to twitter to announce she would introduce “language” into an amendment bill that would “cut out the 35 submission cap and instead more clearly define freelancer journalism”. She also indicated she was “finalizing language” to allow independent photographers and videographers to work with Getty and Shutterstock as freelancers, after which she mentioned she planned to address the issues surrounding musicians. In addition, she is allocating $20 million to “small, nonprofit community arts programs to support them as they work to transition contractors into employees to comply with AB 5.”
While the Coalition Against AB5 is pleased to see Gonzalez beginning to acknowledge the scope of AB5’s destruction, it continues to be our official position that nothing short of a full repeal of AB5 will suffice. We do not find it logical to accept Gonzalez’ latest position for several reasons:
With the passage of The PRO Act in the House, it is our intention to move on to the next phase of resistance to AB5 - elections. In the coming days we will be working up charts to help voters identify which of their state and national reps supported AB5 and The PRO Act, which are up for reelection and which are in vulnerable districts. With California’s primaries already underway now is the best time to send the first shot across the election bow. We’ll be providing press and action items for the public as well as collecting and promoting stories of those affected.
AB5 has only been the law for one month in California and already it is destroying the economy as we’ve known it. Now that we know we are being heard, the time has come to double our efforts, not retreat in the hopes that our benevolent leaders in Sacramento will not come after all these exemptions one day.
Navigate to AB5facts.com for more information, press coverage and upcoming action items and events and follow @AB5of on Twitter.
We're a loose coalition of freelancers and independent contractors trying to centralize information about AB5 and empower ICs across the state to fight for their livelihoods. We tell stories and make plans.
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