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Fisher Phillips Partner Comments on New California Legislation Challenging AB 5


Sacramento Partner Benjamin M. Ebbink recently spoke with the Daily Journal regarding several new California proposed laws that add carve-outs to the state’s AB 5 worker classification law. The bills add exemptions for alarm service workers, freelance journalists, and small business owners, among others. 

Ben isn’t surprised by the new wave of AB 5 legislation, saying it was evident that there would be further legislative activity on this issue. According to Ben, most of the bills come from industries that lobbied for exemptions and were rebuked when AB 5 was in committee last year. However, he warns that getting the new bills through a Democrat-heavy legislature will be difficult. 

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