Would you prefer the independence and flexibility of an independent contractor position or do you work better on a set schedule under the active direction of a manager? How you answer will depend both on your personality and your life and commitments outside of work.
However, under a new law that went into effect at the beginning of this year, over 1 million California workers were involuntarily reclassified as employees, often against their wishes. In addition to losing the flexibility to determine their own schedule, Assembly Bill 5 socks workers with higher taxes, while some have lost their jobs altogether.
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