The agency is pleading for a federal taxpayer bailout so it is not forced to reform. So why did Biden select Xavier Becerra to serve as HHS chief? All of them had great potential in my company, and will be impacted in a very large way. Benchmark rate-setting would replace private negotiations between insurers and providers with government-set prices, a blatant price control on the healthcare system. Most recently, I was laid off from a full-time editor position Bustle in November and due to AB-5, many of the publications that were initially interested in me freelancing for them stopped being interested. ", Heather Besignano: "My husband is a composer, studio engineer and music artist who survives off of people hiring him for one-off jobs. This seems just as egregious since I am certain many medical appointments will go without access. What I want and need—and what, unless AB5 gets in the way, I will have—is steady freelance work to maintain both a public profile and a source of income on top of my book advance. ", Nikki Guy: "I am an online English as a second language teacher, and it's still unclear if we're impacted or not in the long term. ", Julia: "I am a freelance writer based in L.A. A couple years ago, I started freelancing - a change that allowed me to work from my own home, on my own hours, and own schedule. As our lawyers have aptly remind us... you (the employer) will always lose with the labor commission. Want to stay independent! Bottom line is, people that have been operating their businesses as more of a broker and not an employer, such as the person I was working with, may be great at finding work and connecting them to the right educator or musician or whatever, may not be good “employers” or even have the skill set to handle questions when converting to an “employer” format. "", Kelly, tweeted by Kevin Kiley: "#AB5stories, Kelly: "I'm an independent contractor in the events industry. I was a B2B so I was her competition now AND when I went through the new employee handbook and asked questions , she was so offended she decided not to “utilize my services”. There goes the real estate market in CA. I'm tasked with setting up payroll and rethinking everything! I also do other kinds of similar work that he doesn’t compensate me from other sources. The risks are too high.”, This leaves not only McDaniel out of work, but also, the contractors she had planned to hire.". Now, I've taken him out of music therapy (the only one he was still participating in at this age) because I can't afford it, and there will be no nutritional supplements next month. I’m perplexed why other doctors in health care were exempted but not optometrists. Licensing requirements (to be an Architect) in the states include hours logged on the job, as well as passing 6 national exams, and 1 additional exam required by California. Watch this video on YouTube One thing is for sure the direction of the market, as highlighted in my book , and the training course is dictated by the business climate, which is dictated by the economic principles practiced during the era. In a debate Sunday night, Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock (D) refused to state whether he supports packing the Supreme Court. Like their office. I have been doing this for over 30 years. ", Anonymous: "Lorena please listen! Andi Loveall: "Just lost my ability to earn a living because of California Assembly Bill No. ", Lilly Walters: "AB-5 is negatively impacting those rights by restricting the ability of freelance sign language interpreters and realtime captioners to work with the deaf, deaf-blind, deaf-disabled, hard of hearing, and late-deafened communities. I also hire other freelancers per diem to fill out my crew for larger jobs. I was bringing in far more money per hour than when I left that firm 1 year earlier. #RepealAB5 #AB5stories. Now, in two weeks I will lose a lot. THIS LAW DOES NOT HELP ME. Shouldn’t we have a choice who we work for? I will pay them their going rate, and 1099 them. On top of COVD, enforcing AB5 will crush the arts community. Most of the best creatives want to be independent and come together in fluid teams as it fits various projects — without having to charge high agency fees for overhead. We choose to be Independent as well as the talent we bring into our events. wage and don’t want to be W2 for a 2-3 hour job. To those who looked forward to my cartoons each Saturday, Thank You. Thanks to #AB5, I added several new clients who had to replace their CA writers, boosting my monthly income by over $3K per month. Nearly a million Californians would lose jobs, opportunities, and independence if the future of AB5 were up to you. After its implementation, 263,720 households paid an alternative minimum tax in 2018. As a third-generation Californian, I think this is unreasonable and cruel. ", Marina: "I'm a certified court interpreter. ", Eddie: "I use my own tools to work in the entertainment industry and have to drive approx 30,000 miles a year. I depend on @Lyft to get groceries and meds and take dog to vet. Now I cannot consult with shelters looking to improve their results. Finally, and most importantly: Even though this sucks for me, I’m in a rarified position. This entire law is just ridiculous. Now you will have a ton of journalists out of work and scrambling for what few gigs are left out there. The turning point came when a longtime client of mine decided not to renew our contract. This is always how my industry has operated and it seems to work for everyone. ", Joshua Saladino: "You should look into how this is making it difficult for Nurse Anesthesiologists to practice in California, and the potential impacts on health care if these contracted anesthetists can no longer practice in CA. Please senator, speak to real people who are being impacted by this law. I was making a good money, taking my breaks when I feel like. ", Megan Kellie: "I am a nurse practitioner. It allowed me flexibility volunteer in my community and my children’s school, support our other businesses and provide additional income while also being able to care for my school aged son. I could lose clients to layoffs, or to a recession. ", Alisha, tweeted by "Yes On Proposition 22": "“You’re telling me not to feed my baby at this point!”, Single mom Alisha relies on the flexibility of @Lyft to take care of her daughter. I have a big family in a two-bedroom creepy apartment. ", Elle Travis: "My voiceover opportunities have gone down by 90%  even though I'm a S Corp and member of SAG/AFTRA. ", Kim Kavin: "This is what laws like CA’s #AB5 really do: “Overnight, Lutz went from earning $80,000 a year as a subcontractor to making $15 an hour.” This is what NJ must avoid. Thankfully, both Ossoff's and Warnock's CWA Union endorsement pages were archived on several dates. Plus my fave client - a prod co in SF - they're now just driving down and shooting it themselves. It doesn’t make sense to be hired for 2 days a month. Certainly not. It doubled the income tax in the state. I will always be against it. The CWA kept Cal Cunningham's page up (including his endorsement of the PRO Act), who already lost his election in North Carolina. bracing, fretting and finishing, it sometimes it gets out of hand specially when you have a good amount of orders in the pipeline. Amy LaMarra: "My name is Amy LaMarra and I am a small business owner residing and conducting business in Los Angeles, CA. I decided to pursuit a career in the language industry in 2015 to serve my community with language needs. There is no way I can take care of our family and work a “traditional” type job. I love what I do, went to school to specialize in antiques and it breaks my heart that I can't. Since learning of the AB-5 law, I have been reading and re-reading the bill, attempting to understand exactly what I will need to do to comply. ", Nikki: "I'm a freelance musician and a realtor. As a board member for a mid-tier non-profit Opera company, we would be unable to produce operas going forward under the AB5 labor laws. AB5's vague and complicated legal landmines immediately scare away all my potential clients. He's got the right move. So instead, I’ll just work around AB5 by writing fewer stories for a greater variety of publications. The ABC test is a breeze for me to pass. PERMALINK Sorry to rant, but this is definitely something I’m fired up about. All give jobs to many musicians, singers, actors, dancers, designers, staff, etc. Due to #AB5, the company I work for is closing my terminal and cancelling the California-based owner operator leases. This undermines the affordable healthcare act and affects the mental health of many. A comfortable home of my own, furnished (mostly) the way I wanted. I don't know how I'll support my 3-year-old son & 6-month-old daughter. Indeed, the rap points out that despite the massive evidence against Keynesian economics, it is still used to justify Washington’s big spending spree. AB5 is an immediate threat to my livelihood. Repealing the TCJA will eliminate this tax cut, increasing taxes on small businesses in Georgia and across the country. When I started in entertainment journalism, I was the only woman covering geek news. All of these are write offs that I depend on to stay in business. ", Reisne Stubblefiel: "Hey, guess what, not everyone wants to be an employee. I hire camera operators, photographers and assistants for all these events, and I also film for other people. We might have an exemption based on the exception for tutors, but it's a big unknown right now. I recently took a full time position, in part out of fear of these impending laws which rely on a strict ABC test impacting my ability to earn a living as they have done in California. I also can't drive. ", Lucy: "As an Independent contractor Interpreter I work for multiple agencies and have the freedom to work when I want and as much as I want. #COVID19 is the wrecking ball that is finishing the job.". By March, with a pandemic-stricken economy in free fall, a Target commercial in which she was going to perform was canceled, as were at least six other Hollywood projects. The timing here couldn't be worse. You pay this even if you make nothing), and some are simply ending contracts with me without giving me any alternatives. The great thing about freelance and contract work is that I can choose how much work I take on, and choose not to work on the days that I don’t feel up to it, and still earn a living. ", Cori: "AB5 is detrimental to my small blog. Think about needing to understand End of Life directives. Certainly anyone who actually works in journalism could have told you that setting a strict limit of 35 "submissions" per publication—regardless of whether each individual submission is a 5,000-word reported profile or a 200-word news hit—makes absolutely no sense. “So there’s drop-off, pick-up, in the morning, the afternoon, my cooking, my food prep, all of that. Like Cindy I use a lot of IC's. Good thing I’m rich anyway.". ", AB5 Info: "There are approximately 500 Realtime Captioners who provide live captioning (like live closed captioning) for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in California. My other two have just sent me the requirements and made it clear that noncompliance means no work. The new laws also affect my ability to take short term contract gigs like doing hair for fashion shows and photo shoots  for companies and businesses. ", Richard: "Musician. I’m already hearing from past clients that they have no idea what’s going on with their health when it comes to doctors appointments as the hearing aren’t empathetic to their situation at all. This new law is only to collect for taxes there are some small brokerage firms not going along with this . I was told by email 20 days ago that I won’t be able to work for them anymore, starting in January. After about a year (beginning of 2019), my former employer contacted me and asked if I would be interested in freelance work. AB5 is probably one of the worst bills in California History. Hayek vs Keynes . Cant work in academia because I haven’t been at bedside within 5 years due to disease. Thanks Lorena. How many employers do you think are lining up to hire me full time? To get back to work. I have been in the business for over 40 years and have not seen anything as tragic as this EVER! ", Lynn, tweeted by Kevin Kiley: "#AB5stories, Lynn: "I'm a transcriptionist. No school hires an interpreter full time they use staff! Ironically our local paper just did a story last week about how the arts in our local schools have all but disappeared. ", Jon Fleischman: "Apparently one of my daughters dance competitions has been canceled thanks to the new AB 5 law. Now our clients use remote interpreting w/out of state providers. Some help. Follow @JohnKartch. But California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) takes away that ability and so much more. Awesome. I can't be hired at 40 hour a week job as I can not have the flexibility to deal with my illness or receive an hourly pay rate to survive part time. We are already working with clients to help prepare them for the negative ramifications of AB5. We work all year for one event, to help keep jazz alive. David Higbee: "David Higbee has been working as a freelancer for 20 years. The CWA Union takes questionnaires from candidates vying for their support. It’s only as freelancers we are free to speak out. She started her own freelance business after working in the marketing department of a super-regional shopping center in Orange County, and was encouraged by the marketing director who believed in her abilities as a writer and creative individual... With an elderly mom in her 90s, Anderson planned on having the flexibility to care for her mom once full-time care was needed. ", Bill Perron: "I’m a magician and my work has ceased because of Lorena Gonzalez who would rather dictate than work for the people who pay her wages. We've always had the choice to either work in a union or not. The last thing California businesses need in this hard California insurance market is AB5. My lost income would be closer to 75K/year. There aren't enough projects to justify hiring anyone as an employee, and besides, I would have to raise my rates significantly to cover employee costs. Under AB5, each event planner will have to make me their employee, even for a single gig. I also do voiceover, dance and acting gigs. Considering this makes up his 1/2 of our family income it’s a very scary time. Regulations and legislation ought to be enacted and interpreted in ways that preserve and advance options for independent contractors. That particular company is from Boston.". I pay $2,500. I have no idea what she will do for the lost revenue. On occasion I will hire musicians to come in and do recording, doesn't make sense to have them be an employee if I only hire them for a few hours at a time. And because bloggers do, well, basically everything, the "B" requirement makes it impossible to hire any contract worker except maybe a CPA. It’s a sledgehammer where a chisel was needed. ", From KUSI-TV report: "Eileen McLean, a former job developer lost her job as an independent contractor due to the bill’s requirements that freelancers must register as a small business or be considered employees of a company. Translation jobs are borderless. The owner sells hair products and accessories and if my client buys anything, I got 20% commission. Sincerely Michael Grady.". My wife and me have lost so much income we are leaving SoCal. None. There are already too few radio engineers for the amount of work that needs to be done. ", Rebekah: "I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist with 23 years of experience in my field. We pats day rates of $250 to $300 a day for techs on our gigs problem I’m having now is clients don’t want to pay for the higher rates to cover new costs associated with my business hiring employees... it’s honestly going to put my small company out of business. ", Greg Edward: "AB5 negatively affects fly fishing guides in CA, because most of us are independent contractors. I’ve had some of my clients for 30 years. Marc Topaz: "I'm a freelance graphic artist. Btw, if anyone in the LA South Bay area, I'll be meeting with Al Muratsuchi in January, let me know who wants to join me. I am not at all interested in being permanent and I like the flexibility of being a conductor by the “gig.” I’m only there for 6ish weeks. ", Jamey Scott: "I'm a sound designer. ", Renee Silverman: "#AB5 the only thing on my mind since Sept. That’s beyond insane. Now the kids are gonna suffer because of it. All b/c @LorenaSGonzalez decided to put some lame 35 piece limit on writers and a subjective 10-part "if you're a REAL business" test on me. “Every driver knows if you’re not driving over 50 hours a week, you cannot make any money,” Lee, who has been a driver for over two years, says with a laugh. When applied to surprise medical billing, price controls would result in a 20 percent pay cut for doctors, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. My main takeaway? Joel Turk - "Joel Turk, a soft-spoken chef from Arcadia who looks like a younger, modern-day Smokey Robinson also says he would pass on becoming an employee with the rideshare companies. ), or to oblige them to incorporate in some form and then pay them as B2B (impractical for most). IRONY! ", "No worker can be held liable...who cares about that when we won't even be workers anymore? We are paid well over the minimum wage as IC. This is the sad truth. 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