Bloomberg Law
March 10, 2020, 1:31 PM

Gig Worker Law Spawns Dozens of Bills by California Lawmakers

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

California’s Legislature will begin considering proposals this month to change the state’s gig worker law, weighing how far to go to amend some of the law’s new requirements.

About three dozen bills to alter A.B. 5, the worker classification law, were introduced ahead of last month’s deadline, and at least 25 await hearings in Assembly and state Senate committees.

One measure has caught the eye of lobbyists and lawyers. It would create a third option besides the contractor and employee classification that, proponents argue, would encompass the flexibility of a contract worker with the labor protections of an employee. ...

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