PoliticsAB5, Landmark Bill Protecting Gig Workers in California, Becomes Law
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The hard-fought bill that may one day give full employee status to workers engaged in the gig economy, spearheaded by companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, has finally been signed into law by the office of California’s Governor Gavin Newsom.
Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was introduced by Representative Lorena Gonzalez in January and intended to codify a recent state Supreme Court decision into law. The wonky details involve a more stringent test for employers to prove their workers are
California is close to reclassifying gig economy workers as employees
The California State Senate has approved Assembly Bill 5, voting 29 to 11 in favor of requiring gig companies like Uber and Lyft to recognize independent contractors as employees. It's not a law just yet -- it has to go through the State Assembly and secure California Governor Gavin Newsom's signature after this -- but it's close to becoming one. The New York Timessays the State Assembly vote is expected to be a mere formality, and Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law, seeing as he endorsed it. If the bill does become a law, it'll go into effect on January 1st.
“Assembly Bill 5 is
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California Governor signs landmark gig-worker bill.
"The need to create lasting economic security for our workforce demands action. Assembly Bill 5 is an important step," Gov. Gavin Newsom says.
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California's state senate has passed a bill that would reclassify gig economy workers as employees rather than contractors. If signed into law, it would be a direct ...
California Lawmakers Pass Landmark Labor Bill For 'Gig' Workers
California lawmakers passed a landmark bill that will impact nearly one million workers who use phone apps to book or perform their jobs late Tuesday.