California Passes Bill Requiring Companies to Classify the People They Employ as ‘Employees’

The California Senate on Tuesday passed a landmark measure that would require companies that rely on a workforce of independent contractors, most notably tech industry giants Uber and Lyft, to classify the people who do labor for them as, get this, “employees.”

The bill’s passage could have far-reaching implications on the future of the gig economy, as groups in several other states are trying to advance similar measures that would prevent companies from shirking the obligations most employers’ have toward their work force by reclassifying them as contractors. It
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