California Senate passes bill that gives new wages and benefits protections to Uber and Lyft drivers
Posted: 10:14 AM, Sep 11, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 08: Ride share drivers from Uber and Lyft hold signs as they protest at Uber headquarters on May 08, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The protests in more than a dozen cities come ahead of Uber's anticipated Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) which could put the ride-hailing firm's calculation as high as $91.5 billion. Drivers are seeking higher wages and better rights as employees. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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.
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