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What You Need to Know About AB-5 (LA)

  • Thursday, December 05, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291

California's new freelancers bill, AB-5, goes into affect on January 1! Do you know how this will affect you?

AB-5 will re-classify many independent contractors as employees, which entitles them to benefits, overtime, salaries, and different tax structures. But AB-5 also includes many exemptions for creative professionals, and it might not be entirely clear if your work falls into this category or not.

Join CLA and the National Writer's Union for a special FREE panel on how AB-5 will impact freelancers and non-profits.

About the Speakers:
Pamela Johnson, 2nd Vice President, National Writer's Union
Pamela Johnson is the 2nd Vice President and Digital Content Editor at the National Writer's Union. She is a veteran journalist and filmmaker who has written for Essence, California Healthline, ABILITY, and Examiner. Her video and film works has been aired on NBC, California Health Report, and many film festivals around the world. She is an alumni of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

Kyle Kate Dudley, Assistant Director, California Lawyers for the Arts
Kyle Kate Dudley is an attorney and artist based in Oakland California. In her legal career, she has previously worked in civil legal aid and youth law, with a focus on advocating for a shift in how educators perceive young people and how we encourage students to view themselves. Prior to her transition to the law, Kyle Kate worked in education, non-profit management and ran a conservatory theatre for young people aged 8 to 18. She is a graduate of New York University – Tisch and UC Davis School of Law – King Hall. She also holds certificates in Teaching English for Foreign Language Learners, Business Leadership and Regional Conversation, and Women’s Leadership for Political & Public Impact.

TBA, Employment Attorney

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council. 



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