"Companies can simply blacklist California writers and work with writers in other states, and that's exactly what's happening."
Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
The new law seeks to reclassify contractors as employees.
California Freelancers Suffer From Totally Predictable 'Unintended Consequences' of Gig Worker Protection Bill
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"Liberty," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "is unobstructed action according to our will; but rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."
California lawmakers have approved Assembly Bill 5, which poses an existential threat to the gig economy in the state.
A memo says the drivers are contractors, not employees.
It's a common sense but crucial indication of how federal regulators classify workers who earn money through online platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit.