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California Assembly Passes Bill That Could Reclassify Gig Workers as Employees

Never has the distinction between employee and contractor been so vital as when the gig economy began booming this decade. By declaring millions of workers as contractors, startups, tech companies, and apps like Uber, Lyft, Door Dash, and Postmates saved millions on salary, benefits, and other protections that would be due to employees. And those companies have fought hard to keep that distinction away from the courts.

But the California legislature has stepped in and passed a law requiring gig economy workers to be reclassified as employees, altering the status of millions of workers and, perhaps, the way “disruptors” do business.

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