Tag: AB5

  • Kamala Harris’s Uber Test

    by Steven Hill, American Prospect, August 19, 2020

    The vice-presidential nominee did little as a state and local prosecutor as Uber and Lyft rose to prominence. Now California wants to force drivers to be treated as employees, and Harris appears to be on board—for now.

    Family gatherings at Kamala Harris’s house are about to get a lot more interesting.…

  • A Blow Against “Bogus Self-Employment” And Gig Economy

    By Steven Hill,  Hans Böckler Stiftung, Dec 11, 2019

    A new pro-labor law in California closes worker misclassification loophole and inspires labor advocates around the world.

    Workers in California recently received a major boost with the passage of a landmark labor law. The state of California passed Assembly Bill 5 (abbreviated AB5), that requires most companies, including app-based companies like Uber and Lyft, to treat “independent contract” workers as employees.…