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New York’s Gig Economy Legislative Proposals For 2020 Begin To Take Shape

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From JDSupra, Melissa Osipoff Camire discusses New York legislators’ proposals to change New York laws governing the classification of workers. Melissa writes:

On December 5, Assembly members held a public hearing to discuss possible changes to the law to revamp the misclassification test for independent contractor status, following an October hearing in the Senate. And while no agreement was reached about which proposal might emerge as the galvanizing selection, there is no shortage of speculation about what the final version might look like.

Seattle attempted to become the first jurisdiction in the country that would allow ride-sharing drivers to unionize, but that effort got bogged down in litigation and has never been implemented. Some view the New York attempt to have more legal validity, but there is no doubt that any law passed creating a collective bargaining right for gig workers would be met by court challenges.

Read the full story at New York’s Gig Economy Legislative Proposals For 2020 Begin To Take Shape | Fisher Phillips – JDSupra

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