MORE GOVERNMENT, LESS FREEDOM . . .
The classification of “independent contractor” is about to be changed to the status of a regular employee. That means they will be entitled to full benefits, salary and workers comp. This will be the tipping point for many employers that are currently just barely hanging on. AB-5 is coming, get ready CA.
Assembly bill AB-5 reads in part, “It is also the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to ensure workers who are currently exploited by being misclassified as independent contractors instead of recognized as employees have the basic rights and protections they deserve under the law, including a minimum wage, workers’ compensation if they are injured on the job, unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, and paid family leave. By codifying the California Supreme Court’s landmark, unanimous Dynamex decision, this act restores these important protections to potentially several million workers who have been denied these basic workplace rights that all employees are entitled to under the law.”
Sending the bill over to the Senate is just a formality. Our socialist Governor said he is eager to sign it. This bill will put some people out of business, but it will make all of us pay more, including UBER, which has been a great money maker and money saver for many people. CA is about to fix that.