Are Changes to Gig Worker Classifications Coming?
Historically, gig workers (think Uber drivers, InstaCart, Doordash) have been classified as independent contractors, allowing companies to avoid having to pay benefits or minimum wage and overtime. This may change sooner than you think. Just last week, California got one step closer to making it harder for companies to classify these individuals as independent contractors. While the bill still must be signed into law, experts believe that this is inevitable. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated he is paying close attention to California and would like to see a change in these types of workers’ classifications.
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