California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Redefine And Protect Gig Workers

Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez speaks at a July rally for independent contractors in Sacramento, Calif. The measure that passed Tuesday in the state Senate requires companies such as Lyft and Uber to turn many of its contract workers into full employees.

The bill, which passed the state Senate and is expected to become law, limits the kinds of workers who can be classified as contractors. It has vast implications for companies such as Lyft and Uber.

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