CA Gov. signs bill designed to protect gig workers into law

CA Gov. signs bill designed to protect gig workers into law

Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill designed to protect gig workers, like Uber and Lyft drivers, into law. The bill rewrites California employment law, making it harder for companies to label workers as independent contractors, a status that leaves workers with fewer benefits than employees. The bill is a victory for workers, but was met with strong opposition from many special interest groups in the business community as the costs associated with employees are significantly higher than the costs associated with hiring independent contractors.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere speaking to Senate Judiciary Committee about the competitive impact of merging. 

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