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The Many Unintended Consequences of AB 5

The Many Unintended Consequences of AB 5

    By Edward Ring By now anyone who works as an independent contractor in California has heard of AB 5, which will force companies to reclassify them as employees. The justification for AB 5, which was reportedly written by the AFL-CIO, is to prevent companies from exploiting workers. Without AB 5, the reasoning goes, companies hire freelancers to […]

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Silicon Valley giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are willing to spend $90 million to lobby against a California bill that would recognize drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. Some companies recognize employees as gig workers to avoid paying payroll taxes, above-minimum wages, overtime and complying with other wage and benefit […]

OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   California has a well-deserved reputation for being unfriendly to business. Depending on what happens in Sacramento this year, the environment for workers could become unpleasant, as well. An attack on workers’ freedom began nearly a year ago, when the California Supreme Court established a new legal standard for […]