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California advances bill offering protections to gig economy workers

Gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft have fought hard to avoid treating workers as full-fledged employees, but they might not have much choice in California before long. The state Assembly has passed a bill, AB5, that would require businesses to prove that someone is an independent contractor and thus doesn’t merit employee benefits. They would have to show that a worker isn’t controlled by the company, isn’t performing tasks at the core of the company’s business and operates their own independent business.

If not, they’d have to be treated as employees and receive benefits like overtime pay, minimum wages, health care and parental leave…

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