In 2019, California passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which assumes a worker is an employee, rather than an independent contractor, unless three criteria are met. In August 2020, the Superior Court of San Francisco ruled that Uber and Lyft had violated AB 5.
Proposition 22 is a ballot initiative that would override AB 5 to classify app-based drivers as independent contractors, not employees. DoorDash, Lyft, Uber, Instacart, and Postmates have provided $110M in campaign funding for Proposition 22. The stipulations can be found here. Proposition 22 is scheduled to be voted on on November 3, 2020.
Will California pass Proposition 22 to classify app-based drivers as independent contractors?
- This question will resolve according to the result reported by ballotpedia.org.
- This question resolves positively if Proposition 22 is passed anytime before March 1, 2021.
- It resolves negatively if Proposition 22 is not passed before March 1, 2021. This includes if the vote is canceled, if it is postponed to a date before March 31, 2021 and then does not pass, or if it is postponed to a date after March 31, 2021.