December 31, 2019
Right before the law known as AB5 was set to go into effect New Year's Day, a federal judge issued a restraining order, essentially blocking the law from being enforced on 70,000 independent truck drivers. This is just the latest hurdle for the gig economy law that reclassifies gig workers as employees instead of independent contractors. Earlier this week, Uber, Lyft and other delivery companies like Postmates sued the Golden State. Roger Cheng, Executive Editor and head of CNET News, joined Cheddar to discuss.