: AB5 South Bay Town Hall : What Theatremakers Need to Know
This event is free. All are invited, and walk-ins are welcome!
Theatre Bay Area invites you to learn more about AB5, the new law that takes effect January 1, 2020. Learn about the unintended burden it places on arts organizations and the advocacy efforts for a follow-up bill to revise the law. For more information on AB5, visit TBA’s AB5 Resources page.
6:00pm–6:30 pm – Registration
6:30pm–8:00 pm – Program
- Presentation about AB5 from entertainment attorney Gabrielle Gomez
- Remarks and discussion about AB5’s negative impact on the arts and the creation of a clean-up bill to remedy those unintended effects from Julie Baker (Californians for the Arts & California Arts Advocates) and Brad Erickson (Theatre Bay Area)
- “Community perspectives” from a diverse group of local theatremakers
- Q&A session for audience members
What is AB5?
AB5 changes the test used to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The intent of the bill is to extend to independent contractors the rights, benefits, and protections currently only available to employees. This law will have an impact on the arts sector, both companies and individuals. The town hall will explore how the law affects the arts and will outline advocacy for a follow-up bill to address the negative impacts of the law.