Bloomberg law reports: Last week, CA Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D), the author of A.B. 5, wrote the EDD to ensure unemployment insurance is given to workers misclassified as independent contractors.
Under AB5, companies such as Uber could be on the hook if they don’t provide benefits for workers that the state government considers employees. Further when a Covid-19-afflicted driver files an unemployment claim, an investigation into whether a worker is really a contractor may prevail in favor of further benefits.
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