Due to the newly instated California AB5 Law, as of January 1, 2020, all audience members will be paid via payroll for attending a television show as an audience member.
DO NOT SEND LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO US THROUGH E-MAIL! SRO Staff need to verify the documents in person.
NOTE: The Payroll company cannot compensate you if don’t Sign in and sign out and fill out a Payroll Voucher for each and every show.
To save time you can print and fill out the following documents BEFORE YOU COME TO SET. EVERY PARTICIPANT WILL NEED TO FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING LEGAL DOCUMENTS and have them verified by the SRO staff prior to entering the show:
Each audience member will need to fill out each of the following documents one time only:
- I-9 Form (Download Form)
- What eligibility documents can I use? CLICK HERE
- W-4 Form (Download Form)
- EDD Form (Download Form)
For each show you will need to fill out a non-union talent voucher:
- Non-union talent voucher
- SRO Coordinator will give you a non-union talent voucher at check in of each show
- This voucher must be approved by the SRO coordinator in order to be paid. If you fail to complete a voucher for the show you will not be compensated for the show.
Please allow 7 to 14 business days for your check to be mailed to you.
You must fill out a payroll voucher at the end of each show that is approved by the SRO coordinator in order to be paid and take a copy with you. If you fail to complete a voucher for the show and turn it in, you will not be compensated for the show.
Please allow 7-14 business days for your check to be mailed to you. For all payroll inquiries, please call 888-763-5886 and select the non-union option.
Sessions Payroll Office. For Sessions Payroll information, please contact: email@example.com
For all PAYPAL inquiries, please contact: Support@standingroomonly.tv
Sessions Payroll does not process direct deposits for audience members at this time. Sessions will mail checks once they’re printed and contact the audience member if the check gets returned to update their address with a change form.
For all payroll inquiries if you worked prior to February 28th, 2020 – please contact Entertainment Partners at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is AB5 Law?
Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB5):
As of January 1, 2020, the newly instated AB5 law is taking effect that will affect all audience members. The California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB5 will now assume all workers are employees, unless the company that hires them can prove the following three things:
- The worker is free to perform services without the control or direction of the company.
- The worker is performing work tasks that are outside the usual course of the company’s business activities.
- The worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed.
To write the assemblywoman who instated this new law and express your concerns, please email:
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez EMAIL: email@example.com
Legislative Assistant Shubhangi Srivastava EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org