Sierra Madre Playhouse struggles under new law that restricts independent contractor designation

SIERRA MADRE, Calif. (KABC) — A new California law is shaking up the so-called gig economy, but some say it’s causing more harm than good.

Assembly Bill 5 was intended to make it harder for employers to designate workers as independent contractors. It simultaneously provides more protections for freelancers, treating them as employees entitled to benefits.

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