New Jersey Exemplifies the Long, Confusing Road Ahead to Legislate the Gig Economy

Dec 03, 2019 - Fortune

Holiday gridlock is an apt description of what’s happening around the country, as state lawmakers attempt to legislate protections for ride-sharing drivers and other gig workers. In November, the New Jersey legislature made efforts to follow California’s lead on classifying some gig workers as full-time employees, but soon found itself entangled in a confusing labyrinth jumbled with lobbyists asking for exemptions.

The California Assembly successfully implemented its own bill, AB5, e...