California Senate passes bill to tighten ’gig’ worker rule

California Senate passes bill to tighten ’gig’ worker rule

The California State Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it more difficult for companies like Uber and Lyft to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The bill, known as AB5, has garnered national attention. It has come under sharp criticism by trade groups and ’gig economy’ firms that rely heavily on contractors.

AD C
AD C 3 months

Not sure how to feel about this as those companies and jobs we're designed for people to work part time whenever they wanted, instead of screwing people out of position that used to be full time.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 3 months

In a related note... Uber lays off 435 people across engineering and product teams http://flip.it/qOCqbV

Rocky
Rocky 3 months

Yeah that's what Cali needs MORE regulations.🤦

LAInde Thinker
LAInde Thinker 3 months

This is so stupid. This serves nobody except those who want to work what was supposed to be considered side hustle full time. This will lead to increased prices which will in turn lead to decreased ridership.

bad news bear
bad news bear 3 months

Sounds like a huge flamboyant idea that is going to do nothing, benefit no one and be nothing but another burden to tax payers.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 3 months

Yep just keep milking that business utter until it's sapped completely DRY.

michael zubas
michael zubas 3 months

the "gig" economy is the future, that in its Impossible to form a Union.

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