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Navigating CA Law AB5/AB2257 for Documentary Filmmakers

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
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This workshop is offered collaboratively by the Collective of Documentary Women Cinemagraphers, SF LGBT Center Small Business Program, and Aharoni Business Law, PC, and is specifically designed for people working in the documentary film industry.

As some of you might know, the newly passed bill AB 2257 ( September 4, 2020) has made another drastic shift to the employee classification from bill AB 5 that came into effect in January 2020.

What does this mean to you who hire, work with, or work as an independent contractor? Business Attorney Galia Aharoni Schmidt will go over the changes and clarify any questions you have about the new bill in this workshop.

Hiring employees can be burdensome and expensive. And not everybody wants to be an employee. But working with someone as a non-employee can have hidden pitfalls you didn’t see coming. Even if the worker doesn’t want to be an employee, there are lots of rules that must be followed if you want to avoid a lawsuit or an expensive audit.

Learn about when and how you are allowed to use a contractor, how to avoid accidentally breaking the law; and what happens if you do accidentally misclassify someone.

Galia Aharoni Schmidt is the founding attorney of Aharoni Business Law, PC. ABL works with entrepreneurs to relieve stress and protect their futures by providing in-house counsel services adapted to the needs of each individual small business.

These services include forming new entities like LLCs and Corporations, drafting client contracts and independent contractor agreements, preparing employment handbooks and other documents to prevent employee lawsuits, and protecting intellectual property.

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