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California ’gig worker’ law halted by California judge

California ’gig worker’ law halted by California judge

A new California labor law which would impact more than 70,000 independent truckers has been temporarily blocked by a Federal judge. The passage of the law made it more difficult for companies to classify workers as being independent contractors instead of employees. The workers are entitled to a minimum wage and other benefits such as workers compensation.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 7 months

"The companies have argued the bill violates the U.S. Constitution and that it is irrational, vague and incoherent." Apparently the CA state Dems want to emulate the federal Dems as much as possible.

I have no idea
I have no idea 7 months

This law is hugely disruptive and discriminatory. A law that effectively prevents freelancers in almost 15 industries, destroying jobs, and makes non shift work impossible.

alsroy757 7 months

God I hope this bill fucking dies. I'm a musician, and AB5 would completely turn the music industry in California on his head.

porcus 7 months

HaHa! Idiotic interference in the economy from poorly thought through laws resulted in a judge saying Nope! Why interfere in the first place? These are jobs that people have voluntarily taken, what business does the state have in forbidding that?

Aldomuz 7 months

I don't think the state of CA is never not on fire; politically, literally, or metaphorically speaking

Dawlben 7 months

How many journalists will lose their jobs because of this law?

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 7 months

THis is about the 5th recently passed "Law" voted on by the leftist that has been stricken down by the courts as BLATANTLY against the US Constitution. If these leftist would just bother to read the Constitution before they pass laws this would save time.

anthony 7 months

Excellent! Bush #2 started pulling this shit back when he was president. It was a sleazy way to fuck people out of paying hourly wages and overtime. And benefits. These greedy cocksuckers can't shove enough money in their pockets so they have to come steal it from the workers. Typical right-wing bullshit. The only way to correct this problem is to unionize these pricks so workers have contracts to protect themselves. Obama lied and said he was going to introduce the freedom of choice act to help with unionization and then backed off. Lying scumbag. Reclassify workers so they can maximize their earning potential same as the greedy owners who rip them off!

CoLpOeSnED 7 months

I don't understand how this would destroy jobs? There's still work to be done. It looks like they would be able to have benefits workers would normally get.

Just_Saying 7 months

Listen truly independent workers do not work for just two companies, they control all aspects of their wages, they control their marketing. This law won't affect interstate independent truckers, only in state. Could it use some tightening probably. Should taxpayers continue to subsidize companies like Uber & Lyft that use loopholes so they don't have to pay their fair share no. Sure it may disrupt a few peoples jobs, might rattle a few industries, but it will help many many more. All these California bashers are the same ones that will turn around and say they believe in states rights, in local control, making them either hypocrites or fascists in disguise.

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 7 months

Huzzah! Score one for the free market.

bobby_5150 7 months

Fuck you, Gavin.

John W
John W 7 months

for all those that want exceptions like many others all ready have, you need to make large donations to the Democratic party. these laws are the big stick they wack those, that don't "donate". it's an extortion racket.

Based Haole
Based Haole 7 months

make no mistake the truckers aren't the's the independent journalists that aren't forced to go with a set narrative...trying to turn all information into a corporate approved propaganda stream...

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