Nearly 60 percent of Californians approved a proposition to exempt Uber and Lyft from most of Assembly Bill 5.
The ballot initiative would allow companies such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to classify workers as independent contractors rather than as permanent employees.
In a reaction to California's Assembly Bill 5, the Department of Labor's new proposed rule will make it harder for gig workers to be defined as employees
Rideshare drivers and delivery people are still going to have to beg voters to let them work.
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.
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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.