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New York lawmakers consider reshaping labor laws in gig economy

There’s a growing debate over the definition of work, and it could ultimately lead to a big change in New York. It comes down to defining workers and employees. Should they all be paid and treated the same?

California recently passed new legislation that would make it harder for many companies in the gig economy to treat their workers like contractors rather than employees who get minimum wage and benefits.

California’s governor supports the bill, but gig companies are hoping to keep negotiating for their own set of rules.

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash have already announced they’ll put up $30 million each to fight the measure by backing a ballot campaign next year that would protect them from having to reclassify drivers as employees.

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