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California passes landmark gig economy rights bill
California passes landmark gig economy rights bill

Sacramento, Sep 11 (TIWN) California lawmakers have passed a bill that paves the way for gig economy workers to get holidays and sick pay.

Some estimates suggest costs for those firms would increase by 30% if they have to treat workers as employees.  But opponents of the bill say it will hurt those people who want to work flexible hours.  Assembly Bill 5 would put into law a decision by the state's supreme court last year. Then, judges ruled that workers should be considered employees under state law if they are integral to a company's business or it tells them what to do.  US democratic presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris have all come out in support of the bill.

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