Lyft and Uber drivers’ early pandemic experiences have soured them on the companies’ ability to keep their workers safe.
An Economic Policy Institute study concluded that rideshare drivers nationwide take home an average of $9.21 an hour after expenses.
As the full scope of AB 5’s passage grows clearer, independent contractors in a few fields fear the new law could hurt them.
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If AB 5 becomes law it could open the floodgates to similar legislation in other states. Uber and other companies may then find themselves on the defensive.
Although rideshare apps and other “gig economy” jobs are often billed as ways for workers to make extra cash in their spare time, that hasn’t been the case for many.