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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Bill Giving Protections to ‘Gig Workers’ Sent to Governor

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill Wednesday that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft where people pick up jobs on their own schedule. The 56-15 Assembly vot...