New Bill Passed In California, Could Effect WWE and AEW

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  1. Chrome2279

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    A bill was passed recently in California that limits a company’s ability to consider full time employees as “independent contractors.” The Bill has much clearer restrictions than the federal level. An employee can only be considered an independent contractor if it passes all three requirements: they must be free of the company’s control, their work must not be central to the company’s operations, and they must have a brand or business outside of the hiring company. Pro wrestlers do not meet any of those.

    Unlike the WWE, the UFC treats their fighters as independent contractors. They don’t have to get any public appearances or interviews approved through the UFC prior to doing them. They’re allowed to work any sponsorship deal under their own name if they want to. Wrestlers are not free to work or accept any sponsorship deal without pre-approval.

    Currently, gig-based companies are fighting the bill. Uber has stated that despite the new bill they will continue to treat their hired workers as independent contractors.

    Dave Meltzer mentioned on Wrestling Observer Radio that there is no way that the WWE and AEW wouldn’t be legally effected by this new bill. He adds that if it came down to it, they could easily drop California from its live events market and be just fine.

    There is a chance that the WWE will just go the Uber route and continue to treat their employees as independent contractors regardless of the law. There are only a few hundred professional wrestlers in the big companies and it’s possible they’ll be overlooked compared to companies like Fed Ex and Uber that employee thousands.

    If this new bill is successful, other states such as New York are expected to follow.

    (Credit: vox.com, cbsnews.com, f4wonline.com)
     
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    California and New York bout to get dropped from live events. Watching these two shows from MSG, and seeing how much ass kissing they were doing after not giving a fukk about MSG for 10 years :mjlol:
     
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    Cokeboy will exclusively operate out of the Deep South if states on the coast start requiring him to pay the wrestlers decent and treat them like human beings as opposed to cattle :skip:
     
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    fukk my state. :martin:
     
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    [​IMG] Cancel Los Angeles' XFL team, goddammit!
     
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    California?
     
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    Yup.
     
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    It shouldn't affect AEW. At the moment, they only require people to work once a week unlike WWE who control what their workers do 4 times a week.
     
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    More Corpus Christi RAW episodes :gladbron:
     
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    WWE is a Connecticut company. :unimpressed:
     
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    damn I came on to make a corpus christi joke but got beat to it :noah:

    sidenote, does AEW consider their employees independent contractors as well?
     
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    always figured you were from colorado or something
     
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    Lol. Da fukk? :dwillhuh:

    Also, can this really affect the E? It’s a traveling circus, and they’re not based out here. They run shows like 10-12 times a year in Cali.
     
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    Ban them from every state
     

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