California Freelance Journalists Sue Over New State Law

SACRAMENTO — Freelance writers and photographers on Tuesday filed the second legal challenge to a broad new California labor law that they say could put some independent journalists out of business. “You could hit 35 (submissions) in a matter of a few weeks...
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Assembly Votes to Tighten Rules on Independent Contractors

SACRAMENTO — California residents working for companies like Lyft and Uber would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation under a law the state Assembly passed on Wednesday. The sweeping bill, which now goes to the Sen...