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In what seems to be a fantastic example of regulatory overreach and with added extra levels of industrial inability, California has sin...

Goodbye California Gig Economy



In what seems to be a fantastic example of regulatory overreach and with added extra levels of industrial inability, California has single-handedly made the whole situation surrounding gig work and freelance work one massive, unthinkable disaster. The disruptors that have chosen to build companies in Silicon Valley have been handled a red card checking them for taxes and regulation. While this very well may end much of the rabid "regulatory innovation" systems that go on in NorCal, it will not end the platform of freelancing across the US, just in California. Dependent on Nevada law, companies could relocate and still hire SF area employees, in some capacity. Granted, that sort of activity now would be a risk as new law allows the state to file suit against corporations for breaking such laws. Overreach in our book. - Chaganomics 

From the LA Times:
Groundbreaking new California legislation impeding many companies from claiming workers are independent contractors takes effect in 2020. California businesses will soon face new limits in their use of independent contractors under a closely watched proposal signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, a decision praised by organized labor but unlikely to quell a growing debate over the rules and nature of work in the 21st century economy (link).   

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
“The law also gives cities in the state the right to sue companies for violating the law, where previously I they could not. The California Attorney General's office and local prosecutors can also sue companies