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36: The Legal Stuff You Need To Know: Real Talk About AB-5 with Emily D. Baker


Today we are talking all about the California law that is affecting service providers all over the country.  California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), also known as the “gig worker bill,” is a piece of legislation signed into law in September 2019. It requires companies to reclassify contractors into employees. As a service provider, how can this law affect you? Is there a way around it? What effect does it have on your business if you have California based clients?

In this episode, we will dive into the details of AB5 with lawyer, Emily Baker as she makes a very unfun topic relatable.  Listen in as we uncomplicate this matter and zero-in on its implications to writers, VAs, and other contractors. We also discuss the importance of having a business that’s solid and prepared for changes now.

Emily D. Baker left her 10-year career to help serve online business owners as they start and grow their business. She has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs get their business life right so they can focus on their zone of genius.

Value Bombs:

  • Support businesses that do good and give back to others
  • The value of building relationships in-person
  • The California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) and why it’s causing headaches to service providers
  • Why many are fighting against California AB5
  • Why you should comply with California AB5 now
  • Determine if you’re working as an employee or contractor
  • How the California AB5 is actually protecting contractors
  • California AB5 fines and penalties
  • The value of niching down and sticking to your boundaries as a service provider
  • Exceptions to the California AB5
  • How California is enforcing AB5

Listen, change is coming. Either you stick your head in the sand or face it head-on, empowered with the legal knowledge you need to know.  If you know what the rules are, you can structure your business properly and be prepared. 

Emily’s interview today shows us the power of niching down, scaling without a team, and setting boundaries with your clients. 

This episode was so empowering so I hope you all take time to tune in!



Resources Mentioned:

Episode 12: Why Service Providers Should Be Attending Live Events

Download the Independent Contractor Guide 

Where to Find Emily:

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Emily’s Podcast 

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Brandi Mowles is the host of the Serve Scale Soar podcast which is a podcast dedicated to helping service-based entrepreneurs scale their online business to five-figure months so they can soar into six-figure years. Brandi is a wife, mom and in less than one year, created a six-figure business.   Now she is spilling all her secrets so you can too.

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