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Gig economy companies hope to expand upon California labor law win

November 12, 2020

Gig economy companies hope to leverage their recent California ballot measure victory to usher in laws across the country classifying their workers as independent contractors, and some experts say they have the momentum to succeed on that front.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters in California approved the measure, Proposition 22, which allows app-based companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash to continue classifying their ride-sharing and delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. The measure passed with approximately 58% support, although the results remain uncertified as of publication.

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