Navigating AB5 for Freelance Photographers

Mon 09th Mar, 2020 – 7:00pm–9:00pm

Posted by APA Admin


  • Alicia Calzada

Mon 09th Mar, 2020


Free but please register


Navigating AB5 for Freelance Photographers 

Mon, March 9, 2020

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

There has been a lot of news lately regarding the new labor law in California that took effect on Jan 1.

Come join us on March 9th to hear the latest on how AB5 impacts photographers.

As an independent freelance photographer it’s important to understand this law. 
Find out what this means for you and for your clients.

Deputy General Counsel for NPPA, Alicia Calzada, will lead the discussion. She will review exemptions and the various legislative amendments in the works: 

      Lawsuit/Injunction Update: A hearing in Los Angeles related to NPPA’s request for a temporary injunction on the enforcement of AB5 has been moved to Wednesday, March 11. The judge is permitted to rule at the hearing, but he also has the ability to rule at a later time. Jim Manley and Caleb Trotter, who are representing NPPA pro bono in the case, will argue our side.

·         Legislative Amendment Proposed: Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales (the original author of AB5) has introduced AB 1850 which would amend AB5 and eliminate the 35 assignment cap. While we are encouraged by this step, we are disappointed that it ignores the need to address the ban on freelance video journalism. Further, it is important to note that this is proposed legislation which has not been voted on—let alone passed. NPPA has also been communicating with the office of Sen. Patricia Bates, who is proposing SB 868 

Co-sponsored by NPPA and APA

(Street level)
1027 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 

Please contact National Executive Director, Juliette Wolf Robin, if you have any questions. 
Also, we encourage you to send your questions regarding AB5 even if you can not attend. 
We are talking with labor attorneys and payroll companies to help answer your questions.




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