AB5 went into effect in California on January 1, 2020. The purpose was to require employers to provide “gig workers” the same benefits that they offer to their employees. At first glance, it sounded like it had the potential to provide protections to freelance writers. Unfortunately, there were some problems with this law.Continue Reading “Changes to California’s AB5 Protect Freelance Workers”
Judge Robert Broadbelt III, of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California, has ordered Donald Trump to pay Stormy Daniels $44,100 to cover legal fees in the battle over her nondisclosure (NDA) agreement. This was reported by The Guardian, as well as several other news outlets.Continue Reading “Trump Must Pay $44,100 to Stormy Daniels”
Twitter recently started taking action against “QAnon” accounts – and I am absolutely thrilled about it! In a thread on @TwitterSafety, Twitter stated that the company “will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm.”Continue Reading “Twitter Finally Took Action Against “QAnon” Activity”
My neighbor who loudly and frequently builds stuff, has wheeled a kayak holder to the back of his pickup. I’m fairly certain he built the holder himself. A familiar rattling and squealing noise was my first clue that the kayaks were coming out.
Of course, I decided to look out the window to see what was happening.Continue Reading “It Ain’t Gonna Work”
The screenshot above shows what my Medium stats looked like for the week that started on October 7, 2019, and ended on November 5, 2019. This blog post shows what happened to my stats – and ability to earn money on Medium – after Medium changed its criteria for how it pays writers.
This blog post will never appear on Medium, as I have learned that they do not curate any piece of writing that discusses Medium itself. There’s no point in posting this one over there!Continue Reading “Here is What Happened After Medium Changed the Payment Criteria”
Years ago, I started writing on a website that a few friends of mine had joined. The site (which no longer exists) paid people for the blogs they posted there. To me, a person who makes their income from freelance writing, it sounded like an exciting thing to try!Continue Reading “I Know how this Story Ends”
Impeachment is a rarely used process that is the first step towards removing a President from office. (It can also be used to remove judges and other governmental officials). Impeachment doesn’t refer to the removal of an elected official from office. Instead, it refers to a two-step process that could potentially, result in the removal of a specific government official.Continue Reading “The Rules of Impeachment”
A federal jury in San Francisco found that the Center for Medical Progress (an anti-abortion group) and its president, David Daleiden, broke multiple federal laws when they secretly recorded and released (highly edited and altered) videos of Planned Parenthood employees.
Here are the facts about this lawsuit:Continue Reading “Planned Parenthood Awarded $2 Million in Damages Over Secretly Recorded Videos”
As you may recall, (then) New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced on December 18, 2018, that the Trump Foundation had signed a stipulation agreeing to dissolve under judicial supervision.Continue Reading “Trump Fined $2M for Misusing Trump Foundation Charity Funds”