Waldron Statement on Passage of Bill to Limit Independent Contracting


SACRAMENTO – Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron issued the following statement on the passage of AB 5, a bill to impose strict limits on who is allowed to work as an independent contractor in California:

“Once again, the government is picking winners and losers. With this bill, special interests win and workers who value the flexibility of independent contracting lose.

“California workers deserve a well thought out definition of who is and isn’t an employee, not a collection of loopholes only available to interest groups with top-shelf lobbyists.

“Republicans stand with second chancers, low income and hardworking independent workers, small businesses, farmers, and truckers whose livelihoods are threatened by this legislation.”

Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents California’s 75th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Rainbow,San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.