AB5 and the Gig Economy

When you think Gig Economy, probably your mind strays to Uber and Lyft, the big guys in the industry. Perhaps, if you are more aware, DoorDash and GrubHub come to mind. However, most people will not think of the many other ways workers are exploited by businesses, both large and small.

This part of the economy has been growing over the last generation. What it does is that it allows people to work for many industries as independent contractors. Meaning, they are not employees, and the companies can save a lot in things like unemployment insurance and even benefits. The worker is…



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Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB