Pressure and potential legislation in California could change Amazon’s approach to workforce protection and burnout across the U.S.
As the full scope of AB 5’s passage grows clearer, independent contractors in a few fields fear the new law could hurt them.
Many independent contractors can’t afford to upgrade their trucks to meet low-emissions standards. Will making them company employees change that?
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Parsing who is a company employee and who is an independent contractor is no mere academic exercise: Contractors typically lack the workplace benefits and security enjoyed by traditional employees.
Bill Raden reports on the Assembly’s approval of overtime pay for California’s farm laborers, based on an eight-hour workday.
Seth Sandronsky reports that California rates No. 1 for family-friendly laws — even as new legislation is blocked in Sacramento.