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Monday, July 27, 2015

New Law: Cheerleaders for Californai-Based Professional Sports Teams To Be Employees

Signed by Governor Brown on July 15, AB 202 adds Section 2754 to the Labor Code, providing that cheerleaders for California-based professional sports teams are employees, rather than independent contractors. The statute applies "for purposes of all of the provisions of state law that govern employment, including the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act." The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2016.

The text of the bill is available here.

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