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California Passes Legislation that May Kill the Gig Economy

September 11, 2019


California’s Senate approved, with a 29 to 11 vote, to require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat all contractors like employees. According to the New York Times, the bill should sail through the Assembly, and Governor Gavin Newsom has already indicated that he will sign it.

It fixes the primary function problem

Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that Uber drivers, and similar workers, were, indeed contractors because they:

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