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2019-10-19 Economy
People Republic of California goes nuts and limits how much a freelance author can write in a year.
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Posted by 3dc 2019-10-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [541 views ]  Top
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#1 Shutdown the California legislature, reduce them to territory status, install a military governor and clean the place out.
Posted by Fat Bob Javish1936 2019-10-19 01:36||   2019-10-19 01:36|| Front Page Top

#2 I'm so glad I live in civilized country.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-19 02:54||   2019-10-19 02:54|| Front Page Top

#3 So when do you think the freelance writers will beat feet out of the state ? they better leave before the other states put up border controls.
Posted by Clyde Dribble8052 2019-10-19 04:27||   2019-10-19 04:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Single women and with children hit hardest!

(though you'll never see that in the legacy infotainment enterprises)
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-19 05:57||   2019-10-19 05:57|| Front Page Top

#5 Good luck with actually enforcing this garbage law, but please, Gavin Newsom & company - continue your gallant effort with destroying an entire state.
Posted by Raj 2019-10-19 06:36||   2019-10-19 06:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Well, if there's going to be a new Dark Age, it is necessary to resurrect the guilds...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-19 08:33||   2019-10-19 08:33|| Front Page Top

#7 If they had husbands they could claim the husband did some of the writing...

Oh. I'm not sure they can claim their cats did some of the writing.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-10-19 09:42||   2019-10-19 09:42|| Front Page Top

#8 They probably could. Who is going to be checking up on the millions of these employees that are out there? A lot of these people work multiple gig jobs so that they never become totally dependent on anybody. Now they'll have to get in line and slave for an employer who has been suitably vetted by California's People's State (if they can even find a replacement job). The obvious solution is that most people and companies will simply ignore the law.

As Ayn Rand said, it's impossible to rule the innocent. They want to make everybody into a criminal. To make people guilty of something, to make them feel their guilt, and rule them through it.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-10-19 10:04||   2019-10-19 10:04|| Front Page Top

#9 They've to report their income to IRA, VH
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-19 10:06||   2019-10-19 10:06|| Front Page Top

#10  #2 I'm so glad I live in civilized country.

You and me both.☺
Posted by Dron66046 2019-10-19 10:27||   2019-10-19 10:27|| Front Page Top

#11 Is freelance thinking still allowed? I mean if you don't write it down anywhere.
Posted by jpal 2019-10-19 10:48||   2019-10-19 10:48|| Front Page Top

#12 This was all a union effort to cut down on independent contractors so they could unionize them, starting with Uber and Lyft drivers
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-19 10:53||   2019-10-19 10:53|| Front Page Top

#13 " Hi Glenda, What are you doing these days ? Oh I drive for Uber in California. But you live in Texas. " , Remote controlled robot cars. "
Posted by Clyde Dribble8052 2019-10-19 11:15||   2019-10-19 11:15|| Front Page Top

#14 I'm surprised. Thought this was the Babylon Bee.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-10-19 11:29||   2019-10-19 11:29|| Front Page Top

#15 This was all a union effort to cut down on independent contractors so they could unionize them, starting with Uber and Lyft drivers

Unions? Why does that not surprise me?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-10-19 11:32||   2019-10-19 11:32|| Front Page Top

#16 Not to be contrarian but Uber et al are continuing the great Silicon Valley tradition of scamming the nation's employment laws in order to mischaracterize actual employees - regular, long-term, full-time, focused on non-temporary and unchanging assignments-- as temps engaged in short duration project work.

This is a blatant violation of longstanding employment law and it's used for no purpose other than to avoid paying legitimate benefits and signing legitimate contracts with people who are in no way shape or form part-timefreelancers.

Microsoft, Google, Oracle, ALL of the tech companies have been engaged in this scam for decades. IIUC DOJ has fined MS for this scummy and illegal behavior on at least one occasion. The big tech companies now coach their managers on how to avoid getting caught.

So please don't confuse the very necessary crackdown on Uber et al with Big Brother. It's nothing of the sort.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-19 12:01||   2019-10-19 12:01|| Front Page Top

#17 Uh huh - that's why there are so many exemptions under AB 5?
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-19 12:18||   2019-10-19 12:18|| Front Page Top

#18 California,...where crack houses sell for $569,000 and up.
Posted by crazyhorse 2019-10-19 14:25||   2019-10-19 14:25|| Front Page Top

#19 (Contractor*) Strippers hit hardest!

*clubs get around certain responsibilities by classifying the 'performers' as independent contractors for decades.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-19 16:25||   2019-10-19 16:25|| Front Page Top

#20 Im'a need three or four contractors to bid on the bare costs of my project...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-19 18:38||   2019-10-19 18:38|| Front Page Top

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