California Rent Control Bill Advances, Fueled by Housing Crisis  The New York Times

Millions of tenants would be covered by a measure championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first year in office. Final approval could come Wednesday.

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Millions of tenants would be covered by a measure championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first year in office. Final approval could come Wednesday.Millions of tenants would be covered by a measure championed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first year in office. Final approval could come Wednesday.

The California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.The California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.

California Senate approves bill regulating gig economy | CTV News

“California’s progress in automobile emissions will not be re-written by Donald Trump and his sharpie. https://t.co/pVvXjGISjJ”

Gavin Newsom on Twitter: "California’s progress in automobile emissions will not be re-written by Donald Trump and his sharpie. https://t.co/pVvXjGISjJ"

“The rent really IS too damn high. Too many are spending too much on their rent or living in fear of eviction. This is a step in the right direction. CA must act. https://t.co/7VoSCE4f4n”

Gavin Newsom on Twitter: "The rent really IS too damn high. Too many are spending too much on their rent or living in fear of eviction. This is a step in the right direction. CA must act. https://t.co/7VoSCE4f4n"

“The California senate passed AB5, which could force gig companies to treat workers as employees, and agree to keep newspaper carriers out of landmark employment bill. Next up: Assembly. https://t.co/FMpDbbwZpg”

Johana FAIR CONTRACT NOW Bhuiyan on Twitter: "The California senate passed AB5, which could force gig companies to treat workers as employees, and agree to keep newspaper carriers out of landmark employment bill. Next up: Assembly. https://t.co/FMpDbbwZpg"

“Excellent! My bill, #SB42, the Getting Home Safe Act, just won bipartisan approval from the California Assembly on a 52-0 vote. SB 42 will end the dangerous practice of jails releasing people in the dead of night. It's now back to the Senate Background: https://t.co/Eyd2SL7OqW”

Nancy Skinner on Twitter: "Excellent! My bill, #SB42, the Getting Home Safe Act, just won bipartisan approval from the California Assembly on a 52-0 vote. SB 42 will end the dangerous practice of jails releasing people in the dead of night. It's now back to the Senate Background: https://t.co/Eyd2SL7OqW"

The bill that passed the California Senate on Tuesday would give those at gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft more wage and benefit protections. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he supports the legislation, which now heads for his desk.

The California Senate has passed legislation that will change how companies classify independent contractors — potentially remaking the gig-work landscape, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The bill, AB5, will go back to the state Assembly, where lawmakers will have to approve new amendments. If it goes into effect, it will drastically change gig-economy companies including Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and more.The bill makes new rules about who counts as an employee

California Senate passes bill to limit the gig economy - The Verge

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Assembly Bill 5, the gig worker bill opposed by the likes of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, has passed in the California State Senate. This comes shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom officially put his support behind AB 5 in an op-ed. AB5 would ensure gig economy workers are entitled to minimum wage, workers’ compensation and […]Assembly Bill 5, the gig worker bill opposed by the likes of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, has passed in the California State Senate. This comes shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom officially put his support behind AB 5 in an op-ed. AB5 would ensure gig economy workers are entitled to minimum wage, workers’ compensation and […]

Gig worker bill, AB5, passes California State Senate – TechCrunch

California lawmakers passed a landmark bill that will impact nearly one million workers who use phone apps to book or perform their jobs late Tuesday.California lawmakers passed a landmark bill that will impact nearly one million workers who use phone apps to book or perform their jobs late Tuesday.

California Lawmakers Pass Landmark Labor Bill That Will Impact Nearly 1 Million Workers – CBS Los Angeles

If signed by the governor, the legislation would force tech companies to reclassify independent contractors as employees and provide them with additional benefits.If signed by the governor, the legislation would force tech companies to reclassify independent contractors as employees and provide them with additional benefits.

California Lawmakers Pass Bill That Could Upend Uber, Lyft Model | HuffPost Canada

AB 5, a proposed bill to reclassify ride-hail drivers as employees, passes the state senate. Now it's headed to the governor's desk.AB 5, a proposed bill to reclassify ride-hail drivers as employees, passes the state senate. Now it's headed to the governor's desk.

Uber, Lyft drivers are one step closer to becoming employees in California - CNET

Gig-worker bill would reclassify some contractors as employeesGig-worker bill would reclassify some contractors as employees

Last-minute AB5 amendment empowers city attorney to sue Uber for labor violations – The San Francisco Examiner

Assembly Bill 1482 is now one big vote away from becoming law.It would cap rent increases at 5 percent, plus inflation, statewide.

AB 1482: California rent control bill approved in state Senate - Curbed LA

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. The California state Senate on Tuesday passed a major bill that would require companies like Uber and Lyft give contract workers employee status. The vote was 29-11, and the bill now heads to the state Assembly. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has expressed his support for the measure, and is expected to sign it. The law would go into effect on Jan. 1, with at least one million contract workers converted into employees, The New York Times reports. "Today, the so-called gig companies present themselves as the innovative future of tomorrow, a future where companies don't pay Social Security or Medicare," state Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D) said. "Let's be clear: There is nothing innovative about underpaying someone for their labor." Several labor groups have been calling for such a measure nationwide, saying contract workers are missing out on benefits and minimum pay that employees receive, and similar bills may soon be introduced in other states. Uber and Lyft say they have hundreds of thousands of drivers in California, and argue that as contract workers, they have flexibility not available to employees. Both companies have said that if they are forced to turn contract workers into employees, the added costs will cause their businesses to collapse, the Times reports. Catherine Garcia

California legislators pass bill that reclassifies contractors as employees

California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to cap annual rent increases statewide for most tenants as a limited housing supply in the country's most populous state continues to drive up the cost of living while pushing more people to the streets.California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to cap annual rent increases statewide for most tenants as a limited housing supply in the country's most populous state continues to drive up the cost of living while pushing more people to the streets.

California Senate approves bill to cap rent increases

California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to cap annual rent increases statewide for most tenants as a limited housing supply in the country's most populous state continues to drive up the cost of living while pushing more people to the streets.California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to cap annual rent increases statewide for most tenants as a limited housing supply in the country's most populous state continues to drive up the cost of living while pushing more people to the streets. The California Senate voted 25-10 to cap rent increases at 5% each year plus inflation for the next decade while banning landlords from evicting tenants without just cause. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will sign the bill into law, but first it must survive a final vote in the state Assembly where the California Association of Realtors is pushing to defeat it. Lawmakers must act by Friday.

California Senate Approves Statewide Rent Control Bill That Would Cap Increases at 5% Plus Inflation | KTLA