AB5 Compliance for Publishers Is Easy and Automatic With OutVoice

OutVoice now empowers any publication to have automatic AB5 Compliance. 

California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law restricts the number of submissions a freelance writer or photographer can publish at a single outlet to 35 a year before they are considered an employee. Many publications, confused about the ambiguous rollout of AB5 or fearful of mistakenly being out of compliance, decided to cut ties with all California freelancers

But there is no need to get rid of your California content creators with OutVoice.

Our new AB5 compliance tool for publishers, which comes free and standard with all OutVoice plans, automates away any risk of your publication going over the 35 submissions a year limit AB5 stipulates for each contractor.

Our tool tracks each of your California freelancers, warning you when they are approaching the 35 submission limit. If you opt-in, it will also automatically stop the publication of any posts beyond 35, keeping you in compliance with AB5. 

AB5 uses an ABC test to determine if workers are contractors or employees. Excerpt below:

SEC. 2.

 Section 2750.3 is added to the Labor Code, to read:


 (a) (1) For purposes of the provisions of this code and the Unemployment Insurance Code, and for the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration shall be considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(A) The person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact.
(B) The person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business.
(C) The person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed.


To see a live demo of out AB5 compliance tool, please contact [email protected]