I create my own acts, should be allowed to own the intellectual property of my art, and write off my costumes and business expenses. The law is so vague and poorly written, their policy now is they won't hire ANYONE in California, just to be safe. @LorenaSGonzalez is costing our elderly contributors $40 per week. Guess who won’t be getting services.. yup, Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and faculty. Art is vital to a vibrant community and so is my part in creating that art. ", Jamie: "I am a freelance licensed stenographer/court reporter licensed by the state of California. He was informed that he can no longer be a IC unless he purchases workers comp insurance & creates an LLC. AB5's vague and complicated legal landmines immediately scare away all my potential clients. That client was a potential $25k-$35k income source for me. Because companies would rather err on the side of caution and not deal with the headache I'm backed into a corner and going to have to take a job outside of the home again and just hope nothing happens to them while I'm 40+ hours a week! I may need to move out of state or commute over an hour a day into the city for a new job. On my end, I don't want to hire an employee. With AB5 I will not be able to make ends meet with the extra income I earn working remotely as an independent contractors. We’ll undoubtedly lose business from parents who are striving to provide quality music lessons for their kids, who won’t be able to afford the new tuition increase. It puts Valle and the thousands of other freelance interpreters in a precarious situation: finding full-time work in a labor market that has few vacancies and losing control of their schedules.". Pillar II is the specific creation of a global minimum tax on corporate profits. ", Miki Yamashita: "I am a proud member of three unions: @sagaftra @ActorsEquity and @AGMusicalArtist but performing artists need to supplement our union gig income with flexible IC work. In this capacity (which is the majority of my earnings) I don't pass the B test. That's a huge hit to them, and a sore spot because we were in compliance for running them as employees, but the industry / type of work has too much room for interpretation. We hire assistant photographers/second shooters for every wedding we shoot, as that is standard in the industry. I added a partner since we were so busy. The goal was to create a level of oversight between lending institutions and appraisers. It's no wonder conservative groups wrote a letter to Congress Stating: "We oppose any carbon tax." ", Walter: "I am an actor, singer, and storyteller, active throughout San Diego County. I already have a business license and $1M business insurance. ", Mia Nill: "Many of us have had no employment at all since #ab5 steamrolled through. You’ve made enemies out of a lot of people. Had to release 21 CA IC because a business we contract with won’t work with them. ", The California Physical Therapy Association: "Physical therapists who work independently, negotiate their own rates and hours, and use their own equipment are now being exploited as employees with no benefits and less flexibility. I have been contracted with many music teachers over the years who have enjoyed the flexibility in their schedule while they pursue composing, performing and other teaching gigs. Please keep informing, educating, and spreading awareness! Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can … So now does my employer offer me benefits and a 401 k and if business shows do I go on unemployment . We make our own schedule and accept the work we choose. Sad, CA was my forever home. I am a freelance singer so basically I will not be hired for any gigs going forward. Their world has already been discriminated against or manipulated for so many years we are supposed to be their advocates in equal access to their education, health care and more. Give me a break! I reported on all local high school & college sports for the inland empire (mostly Hemet, Temecula, Menifee, & surrounding areas) also occasionally professional sports when something major happened. This was back in January. I have contracted with numerous companies in my 16 yrs. ", Mark Fausner: "I’m a loan agent for 28 years now I’m w2 . ", Debbie Uecker-Keough: "I work for a large mega church as a production manager. ", John: "I'm a freelance composer in the film industry and consistently employ musicians throughout the year, in addition to my own freelance employment. ", Sam Mikelic: "I'm a Freelance Sound Mixer. The paper is losing quality content and I'm losing my anchor gig. During my chemotherapy this job was my salvation against depression, made me feel useful and when I was interpreting I not even had time to think about any bad things happening in my life. 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. #loveisallweown #ab5stories #supportlocalbands #folkmusic @LorenaSGonzalez @GavinNewsom". The harm it's causing ppl w/disabilities? I love my work, I love choosing my own schedule, and interpreters are in high demand. It has grown to be the largest children's theater organization in the nation with over 25,000 children taking classes and producing full length musicals throughout the year. I could move. I lost my client on 2/12/20 because of AB 5. Multiple venues stating they're worried about hiring live entertainment until the details regarding AB5 are 'sorted out'. ", Lauren: "I’d personally be surviving all this with a lot less stress if I could write the way I did before. ", Kelly: "I wouldn't need to seek unemployment because many deaf/hard of hearing people need my services! The ICs generally provide transmitter/antenna/construction services for a number of stations. 56 yo with disability. At this point, it looks like my only chance will be to sell my house and move to another state. ", Mike Cottone: "Lorena, I  am a self employed trumpeter. Please RIGHT AWAY contact your assembly person, state senator, and the governor. ", Tessa Cisneros: "I am a movement instructor for studio and afterschool programs, and refuse to become an employee so they are replacing me. I choose to work as an IC because it suits my life best. That was the client I depend on to pay rent and other living expenses to support my family. He is a private investigator (supposedly exempt) he has to let his employees go. literally no freelancer in california supports AB5. To avoid that I will probably get my own brokers license . #Ab5, #SB276, #Ab262 #shame. You bank a coal furnace right, you wake up warm & toasty. "", Kellie Gee: "I was a 1099 Executive Healthcare Recruiter that all came to an end January 1 2020. My career is in jeopardy and I've lost a lot of clients. After graduation, she took the national interpreter certification exam and became a certified interpreter... With the implementation of AB5, California’s recent law that severely limits independent contractors, Aguirre has found her income slashed. Carbon taxes are highly unpopular. The publication offers to bring me on a s staff, but the offer was a joke it would turn into less wages and more hours. PERMALINK I am devastated. Additionally, most tech companies (all companies!) "", Jared, tweeted by Kevin Kiley: "#AB5stories, Jared: “#AB5 forced me to shut down my business. Bye bye job. Combined, these two proposals would represent a significant rearrangement of the international corporate tax system, while representing a shift in funds from open economies to countries with large degrees of corruption, state intervention, and violations of human rights such as China, Russia, and Argentina, which, while not members of the OECD, are part of the broader Framework “Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” (BEPS). A few companies have in-house stylists, but they pay way less than what I make as a freelancer. I've spent thousands of dollars for soccer because I want to create a passion for the sport. As a voice over artist, it's also terrible. I can no longer write for these media. Please clarify your bill and #savethearts in California! But I need work. I made enough money to satisfy my needs, and I was able to work when I wanted and take time off when I wanted, something I needed due to my chronic health problems. This tax is even more harmful given Congress is proposing $300 billion in additional PPP funding in the next COVID-19 relief package. ", Willow Polson: "I was working on an upcoming project that I will now not be doing as planned because of AB5. It’s lose lose. Our band played as many as 150 shows a year for as many as 7,000 to 15,000 attendants. You stole my ability to earn a living with #AB5! We work all year for one event, to help keep jazz alive. This healthy process of tax competition will be minimized if not eliminated following the OECD’s approach. ", Dina Robinson: "Two companies I write for said it's so confusing that one is dropping all CA writers and editors entirely, and the other is requiring all ICs start businesses, LLC, etc. Americans for Tax Reform Foundation and the Taxpayer Protection Alliance led a coalition of 23 groups that oppose any attempts by the OECD to curb international tax competition and impose a de facto global minimum tax. Pennsylvania Meanwhile, 8 years of hard work building my business wiped away in 2 months. Was built to help enrich Unions, but it hurt the undocumented communities the most. He assumes "Anybody who can go down 300 to 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well" couldn't just do the opposite and go up 3'-30' for the massive amounts of residential solar roof mounting jobs required to quickly ween Residential Zoned surface area off of being fueled from things "thrown" in a furnace. It's not that we aren't allowed to be independent  at all but there are a bunch of new rules in place to put the burden of proving we are independent. Good thing I’m rich anyway.". @ToddGloria @toniatkins. Second, it lacks any guardrails that would ensure that the money is actually directed at those unserved areas. From cutting tone woods, hand shaping bodies and necks. Right now. #AB5 does not protect the working middle class. The letter, signed by the organization’s president Salena Pryor, argues that the state’s costly plan to enforce AB 5 would only exacerbate income inequality. There is no upside to this for us. Being an independent contractor gave me the ability to set a work schedule that my body could handle and make enough to support myself by only working a few hours a day. Appraisers can not be hired strictly by say Chase Bank or Bank of America because what is to stop the banks from going hey kill this loan undervalue the property or we want to make this sale over inflate the value. I’ve worked hard to get where I am. #AB5 has upended my career. There are many artists and vendors who rely on big and small festivals for their livelihoods. AB5 just codified it into law. After learning about how AB 5 will not only affect my livelihood, but that of hundreds of thousands of other Californians, it makes me sick to my stomach. For 11 years, I have been freelancing. About to give up on my dream. Utah JoBeth McDaniel - "JoBeth McDaniel has enjoyed the perks of working as a freelance journalist since it helped pay her way through college in the 1980s. “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. You are reducing the amount of money we can earn #repealab5 Preventing delivery without an agreement with the restaurant stops #IndependantContractors from being independant. Many of us are not competing with each other and it is a culture of kindred spirits who specialize in certain things! If this starts affecting my singing income, I will leave. While he’s generally hired by the couple themselves, he sometimes hires editors, second shooters, etc on a per-project basis to help with his workload, and he has no idea now if he can go to his normal people (who are sole props) or if he needs them to become an LLC, etc. PERMALINK AB5 is probably one of the worst bills in California History. ", Greg Edward: "AB5 negatively affects fly fishing guides in CA, because most of us are independent contractors. Unless things change, and change fast, my little company will go from "doing pretty good" to going bankrupt. Many offices are closing.It hurts me substantially as a provider. They can make up to $200 thousand as independent contractors. It's time you stop the nonsense and work for the people who elected you...", Stacey Biro: "I have cervical spinal cord damage. Production companies hire their crew members for the duration of the project. @KevinKileyCA for trying to help us. I don’t blame any editors who are nervous about working with writers in California right now. President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary. I’m forced to go dark for a while and try to live on my passive income (50-60% of my total income) because I can’t figure out how to comply with the law and hire the players. That isn't exactly true. ", Mary Williams: "I am President of the Board of the Temecula Valley Symphony. As an employee, I make $18 per one-hour session. California seems set on destroying honest working people. booth renters. At the end of 2019, I quit my job at our local historical society to start two part-time businesses: freelance writing and a genealogy/historical research business. My company and all the ICs are at risk and so is the cancer reporting system, as many hospitals contract out this work. #AB5 is taking away my choices & livelihood & I might lose everything. The issues for myself and my colleagues are that rates have been stagnant or going down, as budgets and margins shrink. ", Joseph, tweeted by Kevin Kiley: "#AB5stories, Joseph: "I've lost $1,000 worth of work per month because of #AB5, and now that #COVID19 has slowed down other work, I’m in danger of losing my housing and health insurance. We set our own hours and determine if and when we want to work - no weekly/ monthly requirements. ", George Manzanilla: "That seems to be the case. If these Theater Companies are forced to close because of AB5, the access to the Arts for these children is in jeopardy. It needs to be repealed. The kids are heart broken! AB5 is absolutely devastating not only to working professionals in situations like mine, but to the clients who rely on the goods and services we provide. AB5 is poorly written, being irresponsibly implemented in its draconian methods, and has all but destroyed our work environment as freelancers in California. ", William Nauenburg: "@Ab5Of I'm 24 years old, and I quit my MA program to pursue a career as a freelance writer. None of my clients knows what to do with this new legislation. Pharmacists cannot work as ICs, I lost a contract with an out-of-state company that will go with only non-California contractors. The amount that I earn, which is a great deal more than minimum wage, is dependent on the rates that I am able to set for myself for the services that I provide. ", Michel Fadlallah: "Just cost me my job as an Uber driver. AB5 is having huge and negative impacts on our profession. Prior to the previous one-year extension of the PTC, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimated that tax expenditures for the PTC would be $19.3 billion between 2019 and 2023. Appraisers by the very definition of state and federal law have to be independent. ", Willow Polson: "Because of #AB5 I may have to cancel the biggest project of my career to date, which I had fully intended to make SAG-AFTRA + IC's and a non-union crew. Let us be who we want to be. Now those non profits filling that gap are at risk of folding or having ro scale way back because they cannot afford the overhead of W2 which AB5 imposes. @LorenaAD80 and @GavinNewsom and @Asm_Nazarian , small businesses and freelancers are losing income due to #ab5. North Dakota It was a good deal for me and they clearly needed someone they could trust to get work done fast without having to be trained. Nevada I can’t get my source of income back because of your legislation, #AB5 @LorenaSGonzalez @LorenaAD80 . ", Janet: "There is no way my clients are going to hire me as an employee to work on sporadic projects during the year, so I will lose the ability to augment my social security and I'm not eligible for SNAP benefits. ", Colleen Craig, The Mortgage Ninja: "I've been in the mortgage business for over 30 years. ", Laurie: "@LorenaAD80 this was my situation. Honestly, our whole industry is worried about the impact this will have on the hundreds of small companies and thousands of DJs who work as independent contractors. Then in late Dec the rug was again pulled out from under me. The office environment is also a bad fit and I don’t know if I can sustain it. “Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well," Biden said. The OECD proposals mainly consist of two pillars, which, combined, are estimated to increase global tax revenue by $100 billion US annually. I do life insurance exams and work independently with agents. News stories each weekday from reporters you can trust without the liberal bias found in much of We all loose. ", Rosie: "Are you kidding? Agencies are not sure what to do with this law. I hire camera operators, photographers and assistants for all these events, and I also film for other people. The Hillary memo states that a carbon tax would cause gas prices to increase 40 cents a gallon and residential electricity prices to increase 12% - 21%: “In our analysis, for example, a $42/ton GHG fee increases gasoline prices by roughly 40 cents per gallon on average between 2020 and 2030 and residential electricity prices by 2.6 cents per kWh, 12% and 21% above levels projected in the EIA’s 2014 Annual Energy Outlook respectively. The first-generation American was born in Los Angeles to an immigrant single-mother with limited prospects for success, but with a desire to reinvent herself. I cannot take a full time job because of school. We are not asking for your permission to earn a living as we choose, by starting a business for ourselves or control our own future as an independent contractor. Lawmakers have reached an agreement to fund the government and provide additional Coronavirus relief. ", Maria Quesada: "I am a dental insurance biller and accounts manager. So when he first caught wind of California’s newly enacted Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5)—or the so-called “gig worker bill” that targets companies that hire independent contractors—he paid little attention to it, assuming it only applied to gig workers. #RepealAB5. Horrible law, we need repeal or OPT OUT. #RepealAB5", Seth Fischer: "Sad to announce that due to AB5, @writingworkshopsla is shutting its doors. The state legislature must act quickly to mend AB5 to make it work for small local stage productions. Direct Cash Payments That Go to Americans Regardless of Their Financial Need. AB5 is more about reeling in lost taxes than protecting misclassified employees. I also lose my ability to write off my healthcare expenses. More disturbingly, these proposals would also have severe negative unintended consequences harming smaller economies and preventing developing countries from boosting their economies and reducing poverty. #AB5 denies that freedom. It's awesome for its flexibility - we set our own hours, teach our own way, etc. As a Professional organizer, life coach, relocation specialist, I have been doing this for 14 years, building my business slowly, and have just begun to have a solid stable existence in the Bay Area the last three years. Some of the agencies are giving me an option to go incorporate myself to keep working with them, which is really expensive and I’m not sure if it would make sense to do so, considering how little I may make this year (if you incorporate yourself, there’s $800 minimum tax you have to pay regardless of your income. A lot of studios have shut their doors because of AB5 and COVID-19.”", Steve Baltin: "I am a Democrat and proud Biden supporter in California but as a freelance journalist I can tell you this law is an overreaching disaster. They are often world famous and cannot (and do not want to) become our “employees.” We also try to hire young CA musicians on occasion to give them valuable experience and resume credits. As an independent contractor I am more productive, I have honed my skills more in the last five years than in the entirety of the previous 22 years while working as a full-time employee. Right? The management co is the buffer between the banks who were directing values and the appraiser in your loan transaction. One of those gigs is now gone. The future is bleak without a full repeal. And if I make a mistake? Much of my performance income is non-Union and I am hired to perform for each organization maybe once or twice a year. “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!” Clearly mental health and suicide prevention is not on her agenda. I retired just after the first great newspaper layoffs happened. And if I'm not taking continuing eduction training then those who are doing the training are losing money...it trickles down. I’ve been told I’ll have to get a business license in order to keep working as a trainer and consultant, but I live in a rural area outside of city limits and my county does not provide or require business licenses for my type of work (I called and they said basically unless it involves hazardous waste or a few other very narrow industries, businesses licenses are not an option). ", Reisne Stubblefiel: "Hey, guess what, not everyone wants to be an employee. Their uncertainty is causing them to avoid hiring writers located in CA altogether. We set our pay and take the work if we want or don't want. All give jobs to many musicians, singers, actors, dancers, designers, staff, etc. I work for some companies one a year. Mainly it affects the way I subcontract. I hope you'll consider amending the law to not apply to anyone working less than 20 hours a week for an employer. She was awarded 7k (more than she’d already earned the two months she half heartedly worked). I bring in independent contractors to work one day and this law says I have to bring them into my payroll. Of course, theme parks have money. It is a fact that this law has decimated and destroyed what many of us had spent years to build. Please reconsider this bill and the ramifications it has in regards to not just my business but many other businesses in the state of California.". The State will lose this income as will our supporting partners. Compliance is for good pharmacy practice with particular focus on non-sterile and sterile compounding. On Jan 1, 2020, AB5 caused an out-of-state client to drop me from their preferred vendor list. User @HeerJeet tweeted, "A few corrections: coal miners don't in fact throw coal into furnaces, not everybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn to program, and Joe Biden isn't (as a plurality of Democrats believe) the most electable candidate they have," gaining over 110 retweets and 690 likes (shown below, right). It simply would not be an option to stay here. Last June my father passed away and I needed to find work I could do from home to care for my elderly mother who lives with me. I started singing Jazz on the streets and subways of NYC, and now, busking on the promenade in Santa Monica completely sidesteps all the AB5 BS until politicians can fix the issue for us musicians!! But with AB5, we'll have to make them employees, even if it's for 1 shoot that's just 1 hr, each year. Well, we're in crunch time folks. These people receive a 1099 and are considered independent contractors. ", Linda Pescatore: "I tutor for an out of state company. #AB5 is what's in the way of my income and the #deaf #hoh receiving remote captions during their #distancelearning which is their right through #ADA! All of them had great potential in my company, and will be impacted in a very large way. Employers shouldn't be able to indefinitely string along employees who are. She lives in a rural area, people like to support each other - when 2 florists bid on a wedding, only one gets the gig. #AB5 claims to be about social justice which I’m sure it is for minimum wage workers with jobs that don’t require 6 years education. These are tiny non-profit arts organizations who give children somewhere safe to go after school, let them express themselves, give them confidence to find and use their voices. Faultlines: "Hey Faultlines fam! AB5 seems to have blindsided several of the industries and vendors we call upon. Some of these increased costs, have to be passed on to my clients. The California-based 54-year-old is a writer, yoga instructor, and career-reinvention coach. President-elect Joe Biden has already said that any Coronavirus package now is a “down payment” for more COVID-19 spending in 2021. ", Chelsea Hardaway: "Billion dollar companies that used to pay anywhere from $50,000-$100,000 for rebranding, positioning exercises, brand collateral, marketing pieces, blog posts, infographics, content marketing or marketing strategy are now afraid to hire freelancers and will only work with big agencies. Remember north European countries are very homogenous and easier to handle on so many levels than the diverse CA with extreme social problems that has nothing to do with tax revenue. #disruptinequality. business owner; I am self-employed. I tried to apply to other companies and was told that they can no longer work with Californians, as of January 1, 2020 I will be unemployed and stand a chance of losing everything I have and becoming homeless because of this new law. So now I have no income at the moment. They don’t struggle like we. ", Jennifer: "I have been a self employed sign language interpreter for 40 years. “However, I had the good fortune of living from the ages of seven to 18 in a very affluent area of San Diego. ", Kirk: "After 27 years in construction trucking, own a home, raised 2 boys, own $250,000 worth of CARB LEGAL equipment. ", Marina King: "In the radio broadcast industry, half the engineers are employed (generally by large groups comprising of several independent radio stations that they bought up and put under one umbrella). We have volunteer musicians and hire gig performers for some concerts . By preventing developing countries from pursuing policies to lift them out of poverty, and put them closer to parity with wealthier nations, these proposals would continue to perpetuate global inequality and further entrench the “north-south” divide. ", Mariann Geiser: "I’ve worked for a wonderful transcribing company for years now. She began certifying yoga studios globally online. There is an entire group of healthcare providers that function this way nurses, aides, social workers etc...The jobs pay the highest in the industry, allows us our freedom, and help many of us pick of second and third streams of income.Thanks to several news laws affecting my industry, being able to pick up extra work is imperative, because we keep getting cut, and now my income, and many peoples safety net is gone. The Broadband DATA Act requires the FCC to develop these better maps, and the FCC says it needs $65 million to implement the law. ", Wendi Corbin: "My husband is a paramedic that's stationed outside of a rural ER. ", Rachel Dorsey: "I’m a commercial producer and I bring on self-employed specialists for every job I produce. California passed AB5 which was intended to HELP employees who were unfairly treated as contractors. These were set up after the 1980-1990's loan crisis. A Cert Resi can only do houses and up to 4 units. One-offs and weekends are their whole biz! 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