California Law AB5
= "limits the use of classifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees".
"The state of California recently passed legislation that aims to radically reshape the gig economy. Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) — signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 19 — limits the use of classifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees. The law entitles workers at companies like Lyft and Uber, for example, to certain labor protections that do not currently apply to them, such as sick leave, unemployment, worker’s compensation, and a minimum wage." (https://www.shareable.net/with-ab5-signed-what-is-next-for-rideshare-drivers/)