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SF supervisors push for more gig worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is pushing various legislative our bodies to supply extra protections and advantages for gig employees throughout COVID-19 pandemic. As gig employees are nonetheless out delivering meals to individuals and offering rides, supervisors are asking the SF Office of Labor Standards Enforcement to ascertain enforcement procedures in compliance with Assembly Bill 5, which outlines what kinds of employees could be legally labeled as impartial contractors.
In that very same vein, they’re asking for each SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to hunt injunctive aid to stop misclassification of employees as they search paid sick go away and unemployment insurance coverage. Additionally, the board of supervisors needs the Department of Public Health to implement minimal well being and security pointers for ride-hail drivers and supply employees. Lastly, they need California Labor Secretary Julie Su to supply steering round accessing advantages for gig employees throughout this time.

San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order doesn’t apply to gig employees

The supervisors define how, with out assist, gig employees “face many uncertainties, together with housing and meals insecurity, no entry to well being care, publicity to COVID-19 with out security coaching, sanitation and protecting tools…” Meanwhile, gig financial system firms “proceed to flout our state and metropolis legal guidelines, leaving their misclassified workers with out entry to unemployment insurance coverage, paid sick go away, medical advantages, employees’ compensation, and different essential advantages…”
It’s not that firms like Uber, DoorDash and Instacart have achieved nothing. Some have provided as much as two weeks’ value of sick go away, for instance. But it’s that they’re not doing sufficient. Meanwhile, there are reviews from some rideshare drivers that their requests for paid sick go away are getting rejected. TechCrunch has reached out to Uber to study extra about that.
This decision, which Gig Workers Rising and We Drive Progress advocated for the board of supervisors to undertake, comes after Gig Workers Rising urged California lawmakers to implement AB 5. Earlier this month, Gig Workers Rising despatched a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom and different state officers asking them to step in and shield employees throughout this pandemic.
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