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Legal Brief: California Law Gives Photographers More Time to Pay Crew

By David Schonauer   Friday September 20, 2019

California has amended state labor laws to give photographers and producers more time to pay the models, stylists and freelance crew they hire, notes PDN. The change, which passed unanimously in both the California state senate and assembly, went into effect September 5. Under the law, which was introduced last February as the “Photoshoot Pay Easement Act,” most people hired for short-term jobs in California are classified as employees, rather than independent contractors, and must be put on payroll. The law also requires employers to pay the full wages of employees on the last day of their employment. The one exception was employees hired to work on a movie or TV production.

Read the whole story at PDN.

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