The Assembly Bill 5, known as the California Freelancer Law, comes into force on January 1, 2020. The law states that workers must be classified as employees rather than contractors, under certain conditions. 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’ compensation 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 only ones affected. Freelance journalists in California are laid off because the law states that they can only maintain their status as independent contractors if they submit no more than 35 articles per year.
: Uber and friends rush to block California freelance law