Bloomberg Law
Dec. 13, 2019, 7:14 PM

New Jersey Hits Pause on Gig Workers’ Rights Legislation

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

New Jersey lawmakers will take a little more time on a hotly contested gig workers’ rights bill, but just how long depends on who you ask.

The delay comes as Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., DoorDash Inc., Postmates Inc., and other online platform companies work to fend off a multi-front attack on their business model. The companies treat drivers and other workers as self-employed entrepreneurs, who aren’t covered by wage-and-hour laws or entitled to workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance benefits.

“That bill has now been put on hold as of late yesterday,” Paul Sarlo (D), the state senate’s ...

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