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jcaz
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California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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California gonna California.

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California lawmakers rewrote the rules of employment across a wide swath of industries Wednesday in legislation that could grant hundreds of thousands of workers new job benefits and pay guarantees.


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The 6,700-word bill, one of the most controversial of the year, could upend the relationship between workers and bosses across businesses as varied as ride-hailing tech giants, construction, healthcare, trucking, janitorial services, nail salons, adult entertainment, commercial fishing and newspapers. The message of the legislation, said its author, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), is “your business cannot game the system by misclassifying its workers. As lawmakers, we will not in good conscience allow free-riding businesses to continue to pass their own business costs onto taxpayers and workers.



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“Employers shirk responsibility for safety net programs like workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. Taxpayers are left to foot the bill.” The legislation was pushed by a powerful coalition of labor unions, many of which have suffered stagnating membership as companies classify large chunks of their workforces as independent contractors. Under federal law, only employees can join unions and collectively bargain for wages and benefits.



Erin Go Bragh
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
I suppose, at this point, they're just daring businesses to relocate.


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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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good conscience
Hah..


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wickowick
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
Sooner than later, Cali will be the next Detroit


LSUROXS
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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, they're just daring businesses to relocate.


More like encouraging!


LSUROXS
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Sooner than later, Cali will be the next Detroit


Kinda is now with nicer weather.


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FearlessFreep
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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“your business cannot game the system by misclassifying its workers. As lawmakers, we will not in good conscience allow free-riding businesses to continue to pass their own business costs onto taxpayers and workers."
Oh, so NOW they care about businesses violating labor laws and socializing costs in California?



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KiwiHead
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
This is really directed at Uber/Lyft. They will kill rideshare.


theCrusher
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
They're taking the valley for granted. Once it goes ca is done.


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AbuTheMonkey
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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This is really directed at Uber/Lyft. They will kill rideshare.


I am pretty convinced that if Uber hadn't have been founded and headquartered in the state, they would have already told them to frick off and removed services completely like they did in Austin.


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BigJim
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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I suppose, at this point, they're just daring businesses to relocate.


Of course this is a terrible law.

But you know what, at some point I am tempted to just say it's those companies own fault for doing business in such an openly hostile state.



tiger7166
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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they're just daring businesses to relocate. More like encouraging!



many can't relocate, but when the owners die, or the business dies, no one will keep them going or open up new ones


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Eli Goldfinger
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adult entertainment


Make pron great again!


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Mulat
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That loud whooshing noise is business leaving


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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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I suppose, at this point, they're just daring businesses to relocate.


The problem here is that business will relocate to place like Texas. The business will bring people from California to Texas. The new people in Texas will vote for the same people they put in office in California. The new politicians will turn places like Texas into California.


Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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But you know what, at some point I am tempted to just say it's those companies own fault for doing business in such an openly hostile state.




...and their employees for electing people who are hostile to business.


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AustinTigr
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
Republicans nationwide need to start screaming F*CKING LOUD AND CLEAR that we will not bail out these dip-sh*t states when they go bankrupt!

The writing is on the wall... these states are going to drive companies out, eventually run out of money, go bancrupt... and they are going to want the good taxpayers of Texas, NC, Tenn,... RED STATES to bail them out.

Republicans need to let them know right now that they can get that stupid idea out of their head. I'd rather the country split than pay for the irresponsibility of the corrupt unionized Leftist Democrats.
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airlinehwypanhandler
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
If these Uber drivers get their way and are allowed to unionize, get minimum wage, etc then the rides will become more expensive and not as many people will use Uber anymore. Less money for the drivers.


jcaz
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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If these Uber drivers get their way and are allowed to unionize, get minimum wage, etc then the rides will become more expensive and not as many people will use Uber anymore. Less money for the drivers.

They don’t think this far into it.
They just think these companies sit on piles of cash and laugh sinisterly while they don’t give drivers health insurance. If being an Uber or Lyft driver is your career goal then you need to get your priorities in order. It’s designed for people to do on the side for extra cash.


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: California passes bill forcing companies to re-classify workers
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The legislation was pushed by a powerful coalition of labor unions, many of which have suffered stagnating membership as companies classify large chunks of their workforces as independent contractors. Under federal law, only employees can join unions and collectively bargain for wages and benefits.


This is all you need to know.


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