California Senate passes bill to tighten ‘gig’ worker rule

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The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for gig economy companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

The bill, which was sponsored by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and is backed by Governor Gavin Newsom, passed the state senate with 29 votes in favor and 11 votes against it.

The bill, AB5, has garnered national attention, largely owing to the size of California’s workforce. Several Democratic...


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California Senate passes bill to tighten ‘gig’ worker rule


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