The Assembly Bill 5, known as the California Freelancer Law, comes into force January 1, 2020. The law states that workers must be classified as employees rather than ctractors, under certain cditis. Companies like Uber and his friends are rushing to block the law.
As employees, drivers would be protected by minimum wage and overtime rules and would be eligible for workers’ compensati and unemployment insurance. Businesses should pay half of their payroll taxes for health insurance and social security.
The comrades said they were seeking to delay the entry into force of the law in order to save time in finding a compromise so that its workers were not classified as full-time employees.
Drivers are not the ly es affected. Freelance journalists in California are laid off because the law states that they can ly maintain their status as independent ctractors if they submit no more than 35 articles per year.