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Working Lunch: How California’s gig-worker legislation could impact employers

The passing of Assembly Bill 5 could affect the franchise business model

California state legislators this week passed Assembly Bill 5, which re-classifies Uber, Lyft and other drivers as employees. Align Public Strategies discusses the potential fallout from the legislation, which may put the franchise business model on shaky ground.

New data comes out this week that shows minorities are now the majority of new working-age hires in the United States. The team goes over what this means for employers.

Finally, Align examines a new documentary that looks at traditional workers trying to compete in the global economy, and then wraps up with the weekly legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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