So, they wanted to hit Uber. Gig economy workers need more protection etc.
Anyone who writes more than 35 pieces a year for a newspaper/magazine has to be an employee, not a freelance. I would thus be an employee of the ASI, CapX, Seeking Alpha and the Washington Examiner. At least.
Thus this on a freelance job offer board:
Additional Note – Due to Assembly Bill No. 5, we are no longer accepting writers from California unless they can provide their LLC and business license.
Artic Systems anyone?