Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickOfGigGreed
Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed


Opinion: Why Prop 22’s denial of employee status is bad for CA workers

Posted in: Cheating Workers

Asian Journal

Independent contractors are in business for themselves and generally work on a freelance basis, often with several clients. They either have specialized skills (e.g., actors, writers) or advanced degrees (e.g., lawyers, doctors) that allow them to decide when, where, and how they perform the work. True independent contractors are not employees and, therefore, do not have the same rights and protections accorded to employees. It is illegal to misclassify employees as independent contractors.

App-based companies like Uber, Lyft, and Doordash classify their workers as “independent contractors.” Despite the “independent” categorization, these companies retain the right to control how the worker should do the work, what tasks to accomplish and how to accomplish them. These workers, therefore, are misclassified.

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