Policy Resources & Information for Freelance Creatives

This is a curated list of labor laws, advocacy, resources, and topics affecting freelancers’ and creativepreneurs’ right to work.

The list is not presented in any order, nor is it categorized. We expect to do some rearranging of and adding to the content on this page in the coming months, so be sure to check back for new updates.

We update this list often, and welcome suggestions from freelancers of vetted resources.


Freelancers, independent contractors, and the self-employed have the right to work as independents. Period.

Freelance Road Trip is not an advocacy or activist organization. Our purpose is education. But, we reserve the right to speak freely about our right to work, and to oppose legislation and policy efforts that do not work for the best interests of independent creatives and other freelancers. 

Freelance Road Trip was founded to teach creatives how to design and build their independent businesses. To join and start learning, go to our home page.

Freelance Road Trip is a for-profit education business created by Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative.

Full Text of Assembly Bill 5
California General Election Ballot Initiative
Full text of HR2474 which passed in the House of Representatives in February 2020.
Libertarian Party Voter Guide
Democratic Party Voter Guide
Republican Party Voter Guide
Campaign against the PRO Act
Bill in Senate committee will create a new standard where workers are always presumed to be employees.
A non partisan grassroots lobbying coalition of business owners, ICs, gig wrkrs & freelancers harmed by #AB5.
Businesses and organizations across California are lining up in support of workers’ ability to work independently.
The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels for policies to strengthen California
Summary of laws, exemptions, and lawsuits.