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Gig workers could gain employee status with California Supreme Court ruling

May 1, 2018View for printing

Companies that want to classify their workers as contractors and avoid paying them wages and benefits that state law requires for employees must prove the workers are running their own businesses, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that could help thousands of drivers for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as other gig economy workers.

By Bob Egelko ... =3a95a05a1d
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