• gig workers May 24, 2020 12:55 am

    California to Decide if Labor Law Applies to App Drivers

    A ballot initiative backed by business giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is now set to go before California voters in November, a multimillion-dollar shot aimed at excluding the companies from a law that would make them give more benefits and wage protections to their drivers. California approved the labor law last year, the strictest in the country around when employers…

  • independent contractors December 29, 2019 4:40 am

    California Law Will Force Small Businesses to Rethink Staffing

    A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing. The law puts tough restrictions on who can be independent contractors or freelancers rather than employees. Supporters say it addresses inequities created by the growth of the gig economy,…

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