Podcast: Episode 4: California’s war on gig workers is coming to Nevada
California is, pretty much, the nation’s top exporter of bad ideas.
And the state’s infamous AB5—a bill designed to effectively do away with the “gig economy”—is a perfect example. Despite hundreds of exemptions being made to accommodate freelance workers who suddenly found their type of work illegal, California is blundering ahead with an attempt to regulate away employment opportunities for thousands of independent contractors.
Steven Greenhut, western director for R Street and a member of the editorial board for the Southern California News Group, spoke with Nevada Policy’s Michael Schaus about California’s war on gig workers, and how it’s unintended consequences are decimating California’s economy.
And with Nevada lawmakers already considering similar measures in the Silver State, Steven’s insight is especially valuable heading into the next regular legislative session.