Gig-drive companies win fight to not make drivers employees -- what does that mean?

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While we've all been obsessed with the big elections, some notable news in California, where a corporate sponsored bill to reverse California AB5 on gig-drivers passed. AB5 would have required drivers for companies like Uber to be employees and not contractors.

What would Uber have done if it had not passed, or what can they do if an employee rule passes somewhere else? I discuss these issues in a new story on Forbes.com:

Uber drivers will remain contractors -- is it good?

Important note: Forbes is putting up a paywall if you read more than 5 stories there per month. I am working to see what a good solution is for that. I am allowed to post my Forbes stories here 5 days later under the terms of my agreement with them, and I could put a tag on them so RSS readers do or don't see them. (I already have an RSS feed for people who want to avoid these link stories.)

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