It's the sign of particularly bad legislation when lawmakers must create dozens of carve-outs and workarounds so that the supposed beneficiaries are exempted from its provisions.
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From SpaceX and Tesla to Uber and Lyft, many of the most successful companies thrived without the government's stamp of approval.
What does this have to do with the pandemic? Nothing.
California Democrats and their labor union allies are embracing anti-democratic principles to thwart the will of the people.
The lawmakers who passed A.B. 5 ignored the many benefits of contractor status.
Victories for Liberty, Property Rights, and Nondiscrimination on Three Major California Ballot Measures
Beneficial outcomes on at least three of four important California ballot measures: racial preferences, rent control, and protecting ride-share businesses and workers.
Californians Vote on Four Ballot Measures with Major Stakes for Liberty, Property Rights, and Justice
These votes could have a big impact on the nation as a whole, as well as California.
The ballot initiative would allow companies such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash to classify workers as independent contractors rather than as permanent employees.
State lawmakers want Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as employees. A majority of drivers disagree.
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.
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.
Cities are imposing "emergency" regulations capping the fees that delivery services like Uber Eats may charge. That's a mistake.
A.B. 5 has caused chaos in the Golden State.
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.
It's crucial to get the constitutional text and history straight.
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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.
"A gig is a job and a worker is a worker," Mayor Pete said.
Buttigieg says the best way to move into 21st century is to revive 20th-century unions.
A memo says the drivers are contractors, not employees.
New court documents suggest that the city's rideshare regulations have backfired in a big way
The drivers argued they should be classified as employees, not contractors.
"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.
The companies argue that the pay regulations are irrational and anti-competitive.
To Protect Some Cab Drivers, San Francisco Will Stop Other Taxis from Picking Up Customers at the Airport
The rule will prohibit taxis from picking up passengers at the airport unless they purchase a $250,000 permit.
What happens when prices are increased by fiat? They go up, usually, and in this case they may increase traffic congestion, too.
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.
Yet Another Federal Court Rejects Claims that Exposing Taxis to Competition from Uber and Lyft is a Taking
This is the latest in a series of federal court decision rejecting such arguments. The right to operate a taxi business does not create a "property" right in suppressing competition.
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.
After a fatality involving one of its autonomous cars, Uber is replacing 100 of its monitors with 55 technical specialists to improve feedback.
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.