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California gig economy law to strip truck drivers of highest-paying industry jobs


Added 11-18-19 08:04:01am EST - “Some drivers may be forced to leave the state, experts say.” - Foxbusiness.com

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More than 33 percent of class 8 trucking miles are driven empty because of a shortage of truck drivers.

A California law scheduled to take effect in January will reclassify many independent contractors as employees, and that could strip truck drivers in the state of some of their best-paying opportunities, experts warn.

The sweeping law is intended to prevent workers from being wrongly classified as independent contractors, and deprived of basic labor protections as a result. It has, however, led to disastrous consequences in some cases.

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