TechNet Statement on California Assembly Bill 5
Sacramento, CA — TechNet Executive Director for California Courtney Jensen today issued the following statement on California Assembly Bill 5:
“We are disappointed Assembly Bill 5, as approved by the California Legislature today, does nothing to create a solution for the on-demand economy. While some industries have been exempted from the negative impact of the Dynamex decision, others will be forced to deal with an overly broad, one-size-fits-all policy. Instead, we should continue working in good faith on a solution that enables companies to offer more forms of benefits while maintaining the flexibility millions of on-demand workers need and currently enjoy. The Governor today committed to continuing negotiations, and we hope all stakeholders will commit to reaching a solution for the entire California workforce.”
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level. TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic American businesses ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance. TechNet has offices in Albany, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Olympia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C.