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California Senate passes bill that gives new wages and benefits protections to Uber and Lyft drivers

Posted: 10:14 AM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 13:14:12-04
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wages and benefits protections to Uber and Lyft workers.

The proposal, also supported by California Governor Gavin Newsom has drawn opposition from on-demand delivery and ride-sharing companies. This bill would make it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors.

Instead, the bill would make those companies identify their workers as employees.