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California Takes On High Stakes TNC Labor Battle

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Posted on June 19, 2019
Gig companies or employers? California's AB5 would finally settle the question. (Flickr.com photo)

Gig companies or employers? California's AB5 would finally settle the question. (Flickr.com photo)

Uber and Lyft are aggressively campaigning against a proposed state legislative crackdown on the gig economy.

They are enlisting drivers and lobbyists to help weaken AB 5, a bill that would make it harder for companies to label workers as independent contractors instead of employees — a common practice that has allowed businesses to skirt state and federal labor laws. The bill passed the state Assembly last month with overwhelming support and is now headed to the California Senate for a vote at the end of the summer.

recode.com article here

Related LCT article: California Operators Advance Core Messages

Related Topics: California operators, employee issues, employee vs independent contractor, labor laws, legal issues, legislation, Lyft, TNCs, Uber

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 3 months ago

    The issue at hand is that uber inc has a judge on their side.. that judge stepped in and over ruled JUDGE CHEN'S veto on the 40 million dollar settlement writen up by the newport beach lawyer representing the uber driver.. judge Chen veto the settlement due to the fact that it would equal to 20.00 per driver in california Soon after another judge stepped in and over ruled judge Chen We need to find out who that judge was and to keep them from the uber lyft issues

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