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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/18/2019 01:14 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/18/2019 01:17 PM
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Governor Signs Lorena Gonzalez’s AB 5 Independent Contractor or Gig Economy Restriction Bill!

Sacramento, CA...Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to restore employment status for millions of workers who have been misclassified as contractors. Assembly Bill 5 provides clarity for businesses, workers and taxpayers in the wake of the Dynamex ruling by the California Supreme Court in 2018.




“Today, we are disrupting the status quo and taking a bold step forward to rebuild our middle class and reshape the future of workers as we know it. As one of the strongest economies in the world, California is now setting the global standard for worker protections for other states and countries to follow,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said.

More than a million Californians have been misclassified by employers looking to cut costs at the expense of workers. Companies relying on this illegal business model decimate the state’s worker safety-net programs, undermine fair competition, and subject law-abiding businesses to unfair competition.

Ultimately, when workers without protections are laid off or cannot find work, get sick or injured on the job, or they retire, taxpayers end up bearing the costs of supporting them. The state’s Division of Labor estimates that the misclassification of workers results in an estimated annual payroll tax revenue loss of $7 billion per year.

By applying a strict test to determine who is an independent contractor and making employment status a default under the law, working Californians who have been kept off payroll as employees will gain access to basic labor rights for the first time, including rights to minimum wage, overtime, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, paid sick days, paid family leave, workplace protections against harassment and retaliation, and the right to form or join a union. Some of the many workers who will benefit include janitorial workers, construction workers, port truck drivers, home health aides, hotel and hospitality workers, delivery and ride-hail drivers.

The unanimous, bipartisan Dynamex decision handed down last spring by the California Supreme Court was one of the most important workers’ rights advances in a generation with the potential to bring many workers into employee status, which offers more stability and security and the opportunity to organize. AB 5 codifies and clarifies this decision and will take effect on January 1, 2020.

For questions on AB 5 or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Sami Gallegos (209) 658-7617.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez visit https://a80.asmdc.org/

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Posted on: 2019-09-18 15:18:25   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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    Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2019-09-18 20:13:09   By: Anonymous
     
    ^^choke to death on your vomit

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      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2019-09-18 22:36:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Even if you dislike Trump do you really think Hillary would have made a better President? That is almost comical

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        Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
        Posted on: 2019-09-19 08:06:08   By: Anonymous
         
        I like this, democrats care, please vote for a democrat in 2020
        because if you do...EVERYTHING WILL BE FREE...FREE...FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!

        “California won’t ever wait for permission from Washington to protect the health and safety of children and families. Really?
        But we Californian's give sanctuary to illegals and criminals, and don't tell the federal government when an illegal is ''released'' from prison so that person can be deported.
        Remember Katie Steinle? An illegal killed her on what should of been a peaceful day in SF with her family. An illegal shot and killed her. He was arrested, an 8 time deported illegal held for trial, and SF said he was NOT GUILTY, and he walked a free MAN, illegally here to do more harm. He was not even charged with manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. He said he ''found'' the stolen gun. What was he going to do with it? Shoot sea lions a federally protected mammal. Thank God the feds stepped in and arrested a FELON on gun charges.... Thank you Governor Newsom.
        Governor Newsom, what are you doing about those thousands of homeless children living with their mom and dad on the streets of SF or LA? You're asking Trump to help, but what are you doing to for the health and safety of these children you speak so fondly of? ....Thank you Governor Newsom
        1 in 5 kids go hungry in Calif. The number 1 county in the entire country is LA county 26% of the children go hungry, that was in 2013 where Calif had 6 counties in the entire nation in the top 15 counties of starving children.
        Fact ''In California, 4,354,400 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 1,638,430 are children.'' ....Thank You Governor Newsom, you tax us to give illegals medical, housing, food and free education, let illegal criminals go free, and you don't help the homeless and don't help to feed our starving children. ...Thank you Governor Newsom, thank you, thank you and thank you.

        PS Nice suit and tie too, when visiting SF and Nancy Pelosi watch where you step wouldn't want you to step in human excrement or on the fingers of a child sleeping in the streets.''


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      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2019-09-19 08:11:04   By: Anonymous
       
      Love Ya HaHaHa Man

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        My Response to AB 5
        Posted on: 2019-09-19 08:48:07   By: Anonymous
         
        I'm an Uber driver. I like to drive for Uber because I can pick my own hours to work. I don't need health insurance because I'm retired. By working with Uber, I receive a little extra income to go away on a small vacation or buy something I have been saving for. I think that Uber drivers who want a full time job should be able to hire on as an employee and work by the hour with benefits if they wish. I wish government would sometimes just keep their nose out of things. I love keeping drunk drivers off the road. I try and work Murphys on the weekends to protect our citizens. If I go to work as an employee of Uber, per the government, I will not have a choice of where Uber sends me and they will choose my hours...not what I want. I could end up in Sacramento, San Francisco or San Jose on the weekends and I would not be able to help protect our citizens in Calaveras County.

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          Re: My Response to AB 5
          Posted on: 2019-09-19 15:08:27   By: Anonymous
           
          If you drive in San Francisco you can crap in the street . Democrat's don't care

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