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California just passed a bill turning 'gig economy' workers into employees. Here's what Uber and Lyft have said.
Business Insider:
California lawmakers have passed a bill requiring Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and other "gig economy" businesses to treat workers as employees ...


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 Confusion and Defiance Follow California’s New Contractor Law The New York Times:
A protester at Uber’s office in San Francisco in May. The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying an effort in ...
CNET:
Drivers might become employees, dramatically changing both companies.
Forbes:
The music biz will check out of the Hotel California if Gov. Newsom signs the controversial “gig economy” bill, warn music industry ...
The Verge:
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales The Verge The California Senate has passed legislation that will make it more difficult to classify ...
Reuters:
The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for companies like Uber Technologies ...
 Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers Tech Crunch:
In light of gig worker protections bill AB5 passing in the California State Senate last night, and amendments to AB5 passing in the ...
BBC News:
The law would mean the likes of Uber and Lyft would have to offer holiday and sick pay.
 California landmark workers The Guardian:
Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft say they will avoid reclassifying their drivers and are prepared to take the issue to state ...
Engadget:
The California State Senate has approved Assembly Bill 5, voting 29 to 11 in favor of requiring gig companies like Uber and Lyft to ...
 Uber remains confident in face of California gig worker bill Axios:
Uber is confident that a California bill codifying stricter requirements for classifying workers as independent contractors, which is on ...
Digital Trends:
Uber’s top lawyer said it would not comply with a California bill that would force it to treat its contract drivers as employees, ...
Quartz:
The bill is arguably the most important piece of legislation ever to affect companies like Uber and Lyft.
Fast Company:
Currently, California has an estimated 450,000 gig workers.
Los Angeles Times:
Francisco, a Lyft driver who didn't want to give his last name, left, who opposes Assembly Bill 5 talks with driver Terri Beilke who ...
NPR:
The bill, which passed the state Senate and is expected to become law, limits the kinds of workers who can be classified as contractors.
Tech Spot:
The bill, dubbed Assembly Bill 5 or AB5 for short, was approved by a 29-11 vote along party lines and is destined for the state Assembly ...
 Lyft Still Desperately Wants Its Own Drivers to Oppose AB5 Jalopnik:
A contentious bill that puts a stake into the heart of the worker misclassification schemes buoying Uber, Lyft, Doordash, and other ...
Vanity Fair:
The company seemed to flout a California bill that could totally overhaul its contractor workforce.
Washington Times:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would join a growing number of states allowing candidates for political office to use campaign ...
Neowin:
The California State Assembly is one step closer to passing a new bill which will make it legally obligatory for companies in the gig ...
The Week:
The California state Senate on Tuesday passed a major bill that would require companies like Uber and Lyft give contract workers ...
STL Today:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Uber's chief legal officer says the ride-share company doesn't plan to reclassify its drivers as employees, even ...
 Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead Seattle Pi:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to ...
Daring Fireball:
Kate Konger, reporting for The New York Times: Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer, said in a news conference that the ride- ...


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