$20M Enforcement vs Large Gig Economy Companies

The Stanford Daily reports California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his intention to budget more than $20 million to enforcement of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), known informally as the “gig-economy bill.” It most notably targets Bay Area tech giants like Uber and Lyft, requiring them to give their workers’ benefits that those employees would usually receive. AB 5 was signed into law in September and took effect on Jan. 1. See more details.