Gig Economy The gig worker ecosystem as it is in the U.S. is far from perfect, and the legislation and protections provided to this broad spectrum of workers is in need of a major overhaul. (Photo: Shutterstock)

California is as resilient as ever in the face of the unknown. Aside from wildfires, a global pandemic, and the resulting mass exodus from urban centers, a major concern for businesses that rely on gig workers has been California’s new AB-5 ruling.

To start, we’ll need to fully clarify what exactly AB-5 is, along with its resulting implications. California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) is a California law that went into effect January 1, 2020, that “…requires companies that hire independent contractors to reclassify them as employees, with a few exceptions,” according to Investopedia’s Rebecca Lake.

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