Top Takeaways For Gig Employers From California’s Prop 22
In interviews with Law360 and The Recorder, Rich Meneghello shares his thoughts on the passage of Proposition 22, legislation that carves gig economy companies in California out of the landmark AB 5 law and extends some basic job protections for employees. Rich says Proposition 22’s success could lead lawmakers in other states and cities to provide gig workers scaled-down benefits instead of making businesses treat them as full-fledged employees. He explains that the law may not be as robust as some workers' advocates would have wanted but they may be more palatable for lawmakers wary of adopting a measure California voters just slapped down. “This could be the dawn of state legislatures negotiating this new approach,” Rich adds.