California lawmakers have passed a bill that paves the way for gig economy workers to get holiday and sick pay.
Assembly Bill 5, as its known, will affect companies such as Uber and Lyft, which depend on those working in the gig economy.
Some estimates suggest costs for those firms would increase by 30% if they have to treat workers as employees.
But opponents of the bill say it will hurt those people who want to work flexible hours.
Assembly Bill 5 would put into law a decision by the state’s supreme court last year. Then, judges ruled that workers should be considered employees under state law if they are integral to a company’s business or it tells them what to do.
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