California Governor Signs Law Protecting Gig Economy Workers

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, speaks at an August 28 rally in Sacramento, Calif., calling for passage of AB5 to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors.

The measure that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees could have national implications for the so-called gig economy.

(Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)