Kerry Jackson Comments on Gig Economy Bill in Forbes – Pacific Research Institute

Kerry Jackson Comments on Gig Economy Bill in Forbes

The state of California recently passed a bill that mandates app-based companies such as Lyft and Uber should treat their workers like employees instead of entrepreneurs.

This could set a precedent for other states to sign up their own similar legislation on these ride-sharing companies. . .

. . .Kerry Jackson, a Fellow in California Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, is one of them. “If the governor signs the bill, a lot of those workers who were cheering when it passed are going regret that it was ever introduced,” he says. “They’re no longer going to be able to decide when they work and for how long, they’ll lose the freedom they had to work for multiple companies at the same time, and they’re going to chafe at being supervised in ways they weren’t before.”

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