A California judge has ruled Prop 22 unconstitutional and workers who are classified as independent contractors, particularly at Uber and Lyft, have been deemed employees. This means that the gig economy platforms cannot avoid employment taxes nor responsibilities just because they do not fit their business model.
The California judge declared that Proposition 22 is “unenforceable”. Government agencies across the US and the world continue to crack down on independent contractors being misclassified as gig workers.
Read the full story by The Washington Post here.