AB5

Music industry executives oppose gig worker bill AB5
guruXOOX/Getty Images
Doug Sovern
September 12, 2019 - 9:42 am
The passage of Assembly Bill 5 is attracting national headlines for the impact it could have on companies like Uber and Lyft. But the bill is striking the wrong chord with California’s musicians, who say it could wipe out the state’s independent music scene.
Read More
Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rallied in San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2019, demanding that the ride-hail companies grant them the status of employees rather than independent contractors who lack benefits.
Carrie Hodousek/KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
September 11, 2019 - 2:21 pm
State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that could mean sweeping changes for more than a million freelance and independent workers across a wide range of California industries. Uber and Lyft dispute that the new law will turn their drivers into employees who earn benefits and have...
Read More