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Gig workers in California will get a boost from AB5, a new bill passed by the California Senate and backed by Governor Gavin Newsom that will make it tougher for companies to classify them as independent contractors instead of as employees.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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