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?
Co-published by the American Prospect
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.