The ABCs of California's Gig Economy

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Working without a boss has its perks. But many gig workers, like those who drive for Uber and Lyft, say they're treated more like employees than contract workers. The California supreme court ruled this week that misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees is a "very serious problem." And the ruling could have big implications for the Bay Area where many  gig workers live and work and could potentially be categorized as real employees.

Guest: Sam Harnett, KQED Silicon Valley reporter

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