City & State: California passed AB5. What does that mean for New York?

By Annie Mcdonough
September 11, 2019

Late Tuesday night, California advanced a bill that would classify many gig workers as regular employees, granting them basic labor protections like minimum wage, overtime and unemployment insurance. And while the proposed law has no direct bearing on New York’s gig workers, some locals woke up to the news Wednesday morning, optimistic that California’s AB5 means New York won’t be far behind.