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Report: Lyft CEO Says Company May Cease Operations

Report: Lyft CEO Says Company May Cease Operations

At Height of Pandemic, Smith’s AB5 Could Mean Hundreds of Thousands of Lost Jobs, Lost Transportation for Seniors Valencia, CA – In yet another example of how Christy Smith’s signature legislation, AB5, is on the cusp of crushing Californians even further, Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a court filing that Lyft may have to […]

California Limits Unpopular Law That Restricted Freelancers

California Limits Unpopular Law That Restricted Freelancers

BY MATTHEW VADUM California Gov. Gavin Newsom quietly signed a law on Sept. 4 repealing parts of an unpopular law that put independent contractors in the state out of work and limited the earnings of freelancers, including visual artists, musicians, writers, translators, and film support crews by classifying them as employees. The enactment of the new measure, […]

Lyft to Suspend Service in California as Gig Work Fight Escalate

Lyft to Suspend Service in California as Gig Work Fight Escalate

BY TOM OZIMEK Lyft announced it will halt its ride-sharing service in California on Thursday in response to a state law that requires them to make drivers employees instead of independent contractors. In a Thursday blog post, the company confirmed that the suspension will take effect on Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT, while urging support for a ballot […]

Uber Might Temporarily End Service In California Over Law Classifying Drivers As Employees, CEO Says

Uber Might Temporarily End Service In California Over Law Classifying Drivers As Employees, CEO Says

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi suggested Wednesday that the ride-sharing app will likely close down for several months in California if a court doesn’t overturn a ruling that changes the classification of the company’s drivers to full-time employees. “If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be able […]

POLITICS | Race for the 255th – Sacramento Smith’s Greatest? Hits AB-5

POLITICS | Race for the 255th –  Sacramento Smith’s Greatest? Hits  AB-5

One of the more fascinating things about Sacramento Smith is her ability to literally say just about anything when it comes explaining her disastrously liberal voting record. Take AB5, for example, you know the one that is literally costing independent contractors their jobs across the state with some estimates of 70,000 jobs lost. Smith actually […]

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – Garcia calls on state to drop lawsuit against Uber & Lyft

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – Garcia calls on state to drop lawsuit against Uber & Lyft

Valencia, CA – Mike Garcia, Republican congressional candidate for CA-25, today called on Sacramento politicians to drop their lawsuit against Uber & Lyft as businesses try to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.    “Voters need look no further than this lawsuit to uphold job-killing AB5 if they want a sample of the liberal policies Christy […]

Senator John Moorlach’s Op-ed: “Keep on Truckin’: Suspend AB 5”

Senator John Moorlach’s Op-ed: “Keep on Truckin’: Suspend AB 5”

      By Senator John Moorlach   ‘It’s absurd to effectively ban “gig” workers while millions are trying to figure out how to make a living from home’ With most Californians hibernating in their homes for “social distancing,” trucking has become even more important. Independent truckers bring us our food, water, medical supplies, clothing and, […]

POLITICS | California’s new labor law is a work in progress. Here’s how lawmakers could change it

POLITICS | California’s new labor law is a work in progress. Here’s how lawmakers could change it

BY HANNAH WILEY The California Legislature is considering nearly three dozen bills to clean up or repeal the landmark gig economy law … Assembly Bill 5 limits employers’ ability to label employees as independent contractors,  … …  Republicans want to overhaul it. Proposals from Republicans include exemptions for a slew of workers like youth sports […]

POLITICS | Legislative Republicans Lead Efforts to Repeal and Replace Anti-Worker Law

POLITICS | Legislative Republicans Lead Efforts to Repeal and Replace Anti-Worker Law

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus have introduced a legislative package to counteract the job-killing impacts of Assembly Bill 5 (2019).  Senate Bill 806, authored by Senate Republican Leader Grove and co-authored by members of the Senate Republican Caucus, would repeal and replace AB 5 with a new test […]

Federal Judge Denies Injunction Against California Anti-Contractor Law After Admitting It Causes Harm

Federal Judge Denies Injunction Against California Anti-Contractor Law After Admitting It Causes Harm

BY MATTHEW VADUM   A federal judge refused to grant Uber and Postmates an injunction against California’s unusually restrictive anti-contractor law, even after acknowledging the law would cause the two companies “irreparable harm.” The law, known as AB5, forces companies to reclassify their freelancers as employees, which goes against their business model. When it took effect Jan. 1, […]

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