From Pacific Research Institute :
“Independent contractors, on average, cost about 66 cents on the dollar for every hour they work compared to a full-time employee,” says the R Street Institute’s Jarret Dieterle, with California businesses expected to be paying an additional $1.3 billion to nearly $7 billion a year if AB 5 becomes law.
“By openly discussing — and practically encouraging — ongoing lobbying efforts by industries to secure exemptions, citizens and voters are likely to conclude that politicians are picking winners and losers  based on which industries have the most political clout,” says a recent R Street Institute paper co-authored by Dieterle.
- “Pacific Research Institute”: https://www.pacificresearch.org/workers-freedom-at-risk-in-california/
- “politicians are picking winners and losers”: https://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Final-Short-No.-74-1.pdf