I have been reading at various sources that beauty salon workers that have independent contractor status would be reclassified as employees starting from 2020 throughout the California. Presumably through the AB-5 that would force some industries to use the Dynamex ABC test instead of Borello test.
However, when I open AB-5 it appears to have exclusion for barbers and cosmetologists:
The bill would exempt specified occupations from the application of Dynamex, and would instead provide that these occupations are governed by Borello. These exempt occupations would include, among others, licensed insurance agents, certain licensed health care professionals, registered securities broker-dealers or investment advisers, direct sales salespersons, real estate licensees, commercial fishermen, workers providing licensed barber or cosmetology services, and others performing work under a contract for professional services, with another business entity, or pursuant to a subcontract in the construction industry.
So am I reading the law incorrectly? Or for salon workers performing cosmetology and barbering services nothing changes in 2020 as their status would still be determined by Borello test (just like it has been all the time)?