Include the part-time In-Home Respite Care Service profession as an Independent Contractor

Include the part-time In-Home Respite Care Service profession as an Independent Contractor

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Demos Punsalan started this petition to Assembly Members Lorena Gonzalez and Kansen Chu

Assembly Bill 5 became a law effective January 1, 2020. The impact of this law affects a broad-based industries. California Assembly Bill 5, popularly known as the “gig worker bill”, is a piece of legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2019. The bill will require companies that hire independent contractors to reclassify them as employees, with a few exemptions.

As reported by some media, AB 5 passed in the first place mainly because Labor unions badly wanted to organize the many thousands of drivers working freelance for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, folks who worked when they pleased, as long as they pleased. However, what befell other industries, including ours in a wide variety of freelance occupations was collateral damage in the war between unions and the big rideshare outfits.

Praising Hands LLC, is an in-home respite care agency for individuals with special needs and disabilities, is licensed by the Department of Development Services and vendored by San Andreas Regional Center.  We are requesting the State of California Legislature to include our profession, part-time In-Home Respite Care Service in the exempted list.  Recognizing the importance and scope of our services and the number of hours provided (an average of 6-8 hours per week and sometimes even less), Assembly Member Kansen Chu (San Jose, AD 25) signified his support of our effort, and to work with the Assembly to classify this profession as an Independent Contractor.  However, we still need the community and your support  to send our message to the California State Legislature. We therefore ask you to sign this petition

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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