Working life California’s new law was supposed to secure the livelihoods of Uber drivers, but the repercussions were not understood: Theater people, for example, have lost their gigs

Companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash have been fighting in the courts against the new AB-5 law. At the same time, the law has caused great difficulties for gig workers in other fields.

San Francisco The directors of a small theater in the Bay Area said early in the year To Alicia Dattner, that they wouldn’t be able to pay for an upcoming comedy show.

The reason was a new law in the state of California that classified gig workers like Uber drivers as regular workers. The law meant hiring Dattner would cost too much.


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