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California legislators on Tuesday approved a landmark bill that would consider contractors for companies like Uber and Lyft as “employees.” The state Senate voted in favor of the bill — dubbed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) — that would ensure gig economy workers in companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash are entitled to minimum wage, workers‘ compensation, and other benefits. The contentious bill was passed in a 29 to 11 vote last evening, landing a severe blow to Uber and Lyft, which have long opposed the legislation citing concerns that it would adversely impact their businesses. AB5 had passed the State…

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