California Targeted Rideshare Companies with AB5 — But It’s Impacting Freelancers in the State

California’s AB5 is having a negative impact on contractors and gig workers. Democrats decided that these workers must be reclassified by businesses that hire them as employees unless they meet specific and rigorous standards allowing them to stay independent.

Democrats intended to target rideshare and other “gig” companies, but other freelancers got caught up in the mess. Sean Higgins of the Competitive Enterprise Institute discusses the issue.

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