California rolls in law to make contract workers employees

California rolls in law to make contract workers employees

A new law went into effect in California on 1 Jan 2020 that is aimed at making it harder for companies to hire workers as contractors. Supporters of Assembly Bill 5 say companies have been exploiting contract workers for years, depriving them of benefits like health coverage and workers’ compensation. Earlier in the week, Uber and Postmates filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging AB5.

Kathy
Kathy
Robb
Robb 5 months

California is a cancer to the united states

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 5 months

A state ordering specific "associations" of people kinda violates that whole "freedom of association" right written in the constitution. I was a contract employee for a number of years. During those years I made more money, had better working conditions, and chose my own hours, travel, terms of employment, etc. This is blatantly unconstitutional, but the Democrats running California know it. It has one purpose... To help the unions that control the California legislature. Cab companies and the unions they've been bowing to for decades are losing money to group sourced ride shares. They want to crush the competition and they're using the power of government to do it.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 5 months

This is a bigger deal than most people realize. You buy a TV made in China and it's got a camera and microphone. It can literally pass photos of your family to a Chinese server where facial recognition and voice recognition can be used to ID everyone in the family. Conversations can be recorded. Note... California doesn't limit the police from using information gleaned from these devices. They can't peruse them, but if a judge gives them permission, the information gleaned becomes admissible.

IIZard
IIZard 5 months

Workers unite! Yeah no. Make an uber driver union if you're not being treated fairly sure, but try learning to drive first.

MarkRichardSocioPodcast
MarkRichardSocioPodcast 5 months

with the AB5 law in effect, will Uber have to begin to pay time and a half and double time if workers put in the hours? California minimum wage is $12? that'll be $24 double time. just sitting in the car giving rides once in a while.

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