California Bill Highlights Worker Misclassification Debate

Law360 (June 28, 2019, 5:08 PM EDT) -- When San Francisco-based Lyft driver Roosevelt Thomas recently got a message from the company urging him to sign a petition opposing California Assembly Bill 5 — which would turn rideshare drivers from independent contractors into employees — he knew right away he wouldn't sign it.

"I was a general contractor for 30 years. I've had employees and I've used independent contractors," he says. "I know the rules. And after driving for both Uber and Lyft, as far as I'm concerned, I feel they are trying to game the system."

While many of his fellow drivers seem to agree with him, rideshare...

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