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California legislators pass bill that reclassifies contractors as employees

The California state Senate on Tuesday passed a major bill that would require companies like Uber and Lyft give contract workers employee status.

The vote was 29-11, and the bill now heads to the state Assembly. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has expressed his support for the measure, and is expected to sign it. The law would go into effect on Jan. 1, with at least one million contract workers converted into employees, The New York Times reports. "Today, the so-called gig companies present themselves as the innovative future of tomorrow, a...

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News Posted By: theweek - Wednesday, 11 September