Uncertainties Remain as California's Contract Worker Law Rolls Out

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On Wednesday, a state judge ruled that AB 5 does not apply to independent truck drivers.  (iStock)

There has been lots of related news in the nine days since California Assembly Bill 5, which reclassifies many independent contractors as employees, went into effect. A state judge ruled that AB 5 does not apply to independent truck drivers. A new report found Uber is changing its app in California in an attempt to sidestep the law. And a federal judge denied a temporary restraining order on AB 5 for freelance journalists and photographers, whom the bill limits to 35 submissions per outlet annually, with a hearing scheduled for March. We'll get the latest on AB 5 and we want to hear from you: how has AB 5 affected your livelihood?

Guests:

Margot Roosevelt, reporter, LA Times

Joshua Lipshutz, partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; representing NFI Industries

Randy Dotinga, former president, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

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