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California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

The will take impact January 1st, 2020.

As with many types of laws, the actuality is extra difficult. Numerous firms have pushed for exemptions to AB 5, and there are issues this may increasingly damage flexibility for some employees. They could have to a minimal variety of hours at common occasions as an alternative of working every time they’ve a free second.

There’s additionally the query of constructing firms honor the law as Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez supposed it. insists that AB 5 will not change its enterprise — it claims that it is a tech platform, not a transportation supplier, and that drivers are merely secondary because of this. It has as an alternative provided a proposal with some enhancements to driver situations, and has partnered with and on a $90 million marketing campaign to place the difficulty on the 2020 poll.

Governor Newsom has vowed to hold speaking with companies anxious about AB 5. That did not cease him from signing the law, although. The state clearly desires to maintain most of the playing cards going into discussions, and concessions (if any) would come on its phrases.

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