New California Law Re-Classifies Independent-Contractors

The Teaching Artists Guild outlines in a new blog post how the recent change in California law will impact arts organizations and the teaching artists they employ as independent contractors. 

"Teaching Artistry is what we often call a hybrid profession. A teaching artist fuses the skills, practices, and sensibilities of an artist with the expertise of an educator; a foot in two fields is required of a successful teaching artist," Jean Johnstone writes. "How can we assure that our sector stays healthy across the board: that workers are rightfully protected and that non-profit, arts, and arts education organizations maintain the ability to offer quality programs to the most people?"

The article outlines the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, in addition to going over what the recent changes mean for employers in California. 

Read the full post.

Published: September 16, 2019