APAG Union @apagunion negotiates AB5 exception for webcam models

Today Alana Evans, president of the Adult Performs Actors Guild announced some big news. They’ve been working with government officials to get webcam models an exception from AB5. This is huge for webcam models in California, who in January lost the ability to make money through webcam sites who were forced to comply with the new California regulations.

California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), popularly known as the “gig worker bill,” is a piece of legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2019. It went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and requires companies that hire independent contractors to reclassify them as employees, with a few exceptions.

On September 4th, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced additional exemptions to the controversial independent contractor statue, which exempts the following professions from the ambit of AB5:

  • Fine artists
  • Freelance writers
  • Still photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • Freelance editors
  • Newspaper cartoonists
  • Translators
  • Copy Editors
  • Producers
  • Cartographers
  • Musicians with single-engagement live performances
  • Musicians involved in sound recordings or musical compositions
  • Insurance inspectors
  • Real estate appraisers
  • Manufactured housing salespersons
  • Youth sports coaches
  • Landscape architects
  • Professional foresters


659390cookie-checkAPAG Union @apagunion negotiates AB5 exception for webcam models

APAG Union @apagunion negotiates AB5 exception for webcam models

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