This is a guest blog post from our friend David DiVerniero who is a freelancing expert and advocate.
Disclaimer: I am not an attorney. Nothing in the following article should be considered legal advice.
While you may consider yourself wholly and completely a freelancer, your legal standing might not be so open and shut.
If you’re a freelancer in California, you may have heard about the ‘ABC test’, which makes it more difficult to be classified as a freelancer.
If you haven’t heard of the ABC test it’s a good idea to get to know it because New Jersey and Rhode Island use the same standard and it’s very possible more states will also be using it soon.
After a case in the CA Supreme Court in May of 2018, the guidelines for classifying a worker as an independent contractor became much stricter.
Dave DiVerniero is a freelancing expert and advocate. He was a freelance editor and producer for nearly a decade, serving some of the biggest clients (Facebook, Oakley, Audi) and TV Shows (e.g. Hell’s Kitchen, Biggest Loser, Tanked) in the world. Now, as The Freelancer Advocate, he teaches creative professionals how to build freelance careers and supports freelancers by speaking out against inequitable treatment.