California’s AB5 legislation requires companies to classify freelancers as employees after 35 assignments.
Contently’s recent survey has revealed that the majority of creative freelancers (90%) oppose the cap set by AB5 law on the number of freelance submissions. 87% of the respondents say that they believe that lawmakers do have insufficient understanding about freelancing to regulate it.
While 82% of freelancers oppose any cap on freelance submissions, 10% of them believe that the submission cap of 35 is very low. The survey has also revealed that 75% of the freelancers prefer freelancing over a full-time job.
The survey further states that 78% of freelancers say that there are other more critical issues that regulators need to address. These include affordable legal remedies for non-payments and health care options for freelancers.
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