• A new law is crushing a key part of California's job market. It needs to be overhauled before it gets used as a model for other states across the US

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    An Uber driver in California.
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    California's Assembly 5 law aimed to help freelancers across the state.
    The intent was to get companies to reclassifying more independent contractors as employees in an effort to help people gain access to benefits like healthcare.
    However, it backfired as companies instead dropped these positions and got rid of the availability of freelance work.
    The bill needs reform as soon as possible.
    Kevin Falconer is the mayor of San Diego.
    This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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