California Supreme Court Rules on Gig Workers

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The Supreme Court of California issued a big victory this week for those who work in the so-called gig economy, where people take jobs at varying times and places -- like those who drive for Uber and Lyft. The lawsuit originated with courier and delivery workers at a company called Dynamex Operations West who said they should be considered employees, not contractors. In its ruling, the court said companies must prove that workers operate their own business in order to classify them as independent contractors.


  • Sam Harnett, KQED Silicon Valley reporter
  • Veena Dubal, UC Hastings College of the Law professor
  • Edward Escobar, Uber driver and advocate