Prop 22: Protecting Workers in the Gig Economy - CANCELED
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California recently passed a law that characterizes many workers in the gig economy—meaning those working for app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, Doordash, Instacart, and Postmates—as employees, not independent contractors. The law was intended to protect workers, but there has been outcry about unintended consequences, particularly with respect to freelance workers. Many companies are supporting a measure on the ballot that would essentially overturn the new law and allow them to treat their workers as independent contractors, exempt from standard employee protections. Moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson and a panel of experts explain how the measure would work and who would benefit or be harmed by its passage.
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