ICYMI on KUSI-TV: Santee Senator Brian Jones introduces measure to exempt music jobs from AB 5

Friday, February 7, 2020

Senator Brian Jones on KUSI-TV
Click here to watch Senator Jones’ interview on KUSI-TV.

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced that he has introduced Senate Bill 881, a measure to exempt musicians and music industry professionals from Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect on January 1 of this year.

California’s Assembly Bill 5 is the new law that requires independent and contract workers to be considered employees of a company, rather than independent workers.

The gig law is causing a lot of backlash from ride-hailing drivers, computer coders, freelance writers, musicians, translators and other gig workers. In fact, thousands have said they are losing jobs, clients and money because of AB 5. …

Jones authored SB 881 at the request of local San Diego musicians. …

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Click here to watch Senator Jones’ interview. You can watch more of AB 5 coverage on KUSI-TV here: www.kusi.com/ab5.