In the News: Let’s follow California’s lead and regulate companies like Uber | The Guardian

Veena Dubal

UC Hastings Law Professor Veena Dubal’s op-ed, “Let’s follow California’s lead and regulate companies like Uber,” was published in the Guardian.

“AB5, however, does not reflect a stark legal shift, as its detractors have argued. Rather, the law standardizes the legal test for employee status under California law and gives greater power to city attorneys to enforce laws against companies (like Uber and Lyft) who would probably have been found in violation under past precedent. The test brings clarity for businesses and workers alike and limits the possibility of ideological decision-making,” Dubal writes.

Dubal goes on to write, “Could AB5 signal the end of technology apps operating as autonomous legal fiefdoms?”

Read the full story on the Guardian.