Johana Bhuiyan

Los Angeles Times business reporter covering the technology industry with a focus on accountability

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Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates battle over AB5 and gig economy work

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

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The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision created a new test for what kind of work qualifies someone as an employee in the state.

Will Uber and Lyft be able to exempt drivers from full employment protections?

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision created a new test for what kind of work qualifies someone as an employee in the state.

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The gig economy has made it easy and fast to order food, groceries, or a ride.

If you tip your Amazon driver, that money isn’t really a tip

The gig economy has made it easy and fast to order food, groceries, or a ride.

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