‘It definitely limits our options’: Under AB 5, publishers and freelancers see costs rise

Assembly Bill 5 has been in effect only for a few weeks in California, but any hopes that media managers had that they could sidestep its effects have already been dashed.

Publishers spent months bracing themselves for when the new law would go into effect; it caps the number of articles that contract workers can produce each year at 35, and several publishers and writers alike have not managed to avoid incurring additional costs. 

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