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Dylan Roby comments on California’s new contract worker law

Companies challenge the new contract worker law by cutting down their working hours

Steven Findlay, reporter for the Kaiser Health News, publishes an article on the Los Angeles Times on California's new contract worker law. Taking in effect on January 1st, though the new rectified contract law increases health benefits for those independent contract workers by classifying them as employees such as Uber and Lyft drivers, other companies defend themselves by cutting down their labor force to avoid the extra costs.

Faculty Affiliate Dylan Roby focusing on health policy and management agrees the fact, illustrating that a company may limit the weekly working hours for those newly classified contract workers to reduce its costs on health insurance. It is difficult yet to tell how the policy will play out, given each company's unique characteristics and labor force composition.

See the complete story at the Los Angeles Times

The article was written for Kaiser Health News, see the complete story at Kaiser Health News

The article was also picked up by California Healthline, see the complete story at California Healthline