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.
In California, AB5 prevents contract workers from making a living, from performing artists to truckers – a key issue in the current supply chain crisis. @SeanGHiggins with @ceidotorg dives into why this law was passed and who it affects.
— CURE (@CUREpolicy) November 4, 2021
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