The lawmakers who passed A.B. 5 ignored the many benefits of contractor status.
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.
Rideshare drivers and delivery people are still going to have to beg voters to let them work.
In November, California voters will decide on Proposition 22, a measure would carve out a contracting exemption for independent drivers.
Lawmakers and courts are trying to force them to put drivers on their payrolls. They're threatening to take a freeway out of the state entirely.
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San Francisco Judge Rules Drivers With Ride-Sharing Companies Are Employees. Uber Warns It'll Have To Raise Prices By as Much as 111 Percent.
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California's Attorney General Decides How Ballot Initiatives Are Summarized. He's Happy To Abuse This Power.
Xavier Becerra conceals tax increases and reframes a gig economy proposition to hurt its chances.
A lawsuit filed yesterday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accuses the companies of misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors.
Federal Judge Refuses To Grant Injunction Against California's Gig Economy Law, But Acknowledges 'Likelihood of Irreparable Harm'
Assembly Bill 5 forces many companies to reclassify contractors as employees.
Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
Gig workers and companies are suing over a California law, AB 5, that criminalizes their continued employment.
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Critics warn the state is threatening the flexible work arrangements preferred by many workers.
California lawmakers have approved Assembly Bill 5, which poses an existential threat to the gig economy in the state.
The bill would upend the gig economy.
The state is set to pass a sweeping bill that would reclassify drivers as employees.
Buttigieg says the best way to move into 21st century is to revive 20th-century unions.
A state Supreme Court ruling sets a new, higher bar for determining when workers can count as independent contractors rather than employees. It might ruin some online firms' business models.
What happens when you reclassify independent contractors as employees?
New court documents suggest that the city's rideshare regulations have backfired in a big way
"I just got trapped and wanted to stop someone else from getting trapped," the driver tells a uniformed officer who warns him he could be arrested for interfering with an investigation.
City officials are perfectly willing to throw commuters under the bus
The companies argue that the pay regulations are irrational and anti-competitive.
Styrofoam bans, cigarette restrictions, and Uber taxes are just some of the regulations New Yorkers will have to contend with in 2019.
What happens when prices are increased by fiat? They go up, usually, and in this case they may increase traffic congestion, too.
Ridesharing poses no particular dangers for minors.
All for me and none for thee.
Other subway systems have managed to maintain or even gain riders since Uber and Lyft launched. Why is the D.C. Metro losing them?
The days of a free market in ride sharing are over in America's largest city.
But other cities want to crack down on the services anyway.
As the New York Subway Melts Down, the City Moves to Cap the Number of Ubers and Lyfts on the Streets
Making the Big Apple less mobile.
City Supervisor Aaron Peskin is on a quest to tax everything good about the 21st century.
The District is trying desperately to shore up funding for its increasingly unpopular rail system.
America's paper of record demands an end to transit innovation.
Fewer people are willing to pay a premium to live near a subway stop as public transportation stumbles and ride-sharing offers better options.
Are the endtimes nigh for public transit?
How much do Uber drivers make, and why does that matter?
Transportation innovation is seeing more people flee outdated public transit.
A win for ride-sharing and Alaskans
Why should local governments demand a default language when we have the tools to sort it all out?
New competition from ride-sharing services is not grounds for a takings claim, Georgia Supreme Court rules, because no taking took place. Obviously.