Welcome to the Employment Status Portal!

In 2019, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 into law. The new law addresses the “employment status” of workers when they are claimed to be an independent contractor and not an employee.


What is Assembly Bill 5?

On January 1, 2020, Assembly Bill (AB) 5 took effect. This site provides information on AB 5 for both workers and employers, including the details of when and how this new law affects worker rights and employer obligations, as well as links to various helpful resources.

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Worker Resources

AB 5 addresses whether workers are employees or independent contractors for purposes of certain rights and benefits under state law. Learn about AB 5 and how it may impact you.


Employer Resources

Employers are required to adhere to labor laws and withhold employee deductions.

Laws & Responsibilities