Federal Judge Rules Freelancers Must Abide by California Labor Law.

 
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The Associated Press recently reported that U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez in Los Angeles will not temporarily exempt freelance journalists and photographers from California Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect Jan. 1. The law requires that freelancers be treated as employees rather than independent contractors. The American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Press Photographers Association contended that the law unconstitutionally affects free speech and the media imposing an...

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