It appears increasingly likely AB5, the California bill that would significantly narrow the definition of an independent contractor in the state and have potentially profound implications on the gig economy, will pass. Last weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom voiced his support of the bill, meaning he would likely sign it if approved by the legislature.

Critics of the bill say it is too broad and will impact jobs and industries it is not intended to affect. Some, like Uber and Lyft, make this argument disingenuously because they are precisely the jobs and industries the bill is targeting.