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California’s Prop 22 ruled unconstitutional

I didn’t want to miss this one — A California judge has ruled Proposition 22, California’s most expensive ballot initiative, unconstitutional. 

California Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch said in his Friday night ruling last week that the law “limits the power of a future legislature to define app-based drivers as workers subject to workers’ compensation law” and that Prop 22 was “unenforceable” in its entirety.

Why do we care?

Gig workers as a space might seem unrelated to IT services.    There’s an emergence of temporary workers, and I’m expecting a rise in nomadic employees too.    Workers are less likely to fall into the binary categories of “employee” or “contractor”, and thus I’m tracking this space, and I think you should be too.