Several state ballot initiatives affect employers and the workplace.
Much of the focus of the most recent election has been on the president and congressional votes, but several initiatives on the ballot for voters in several states impact employers and the workplace. Some represent significant changes to policies in the workplace and, although they are being enacted on the state level, may influence national policies.
Examples include the treatment and classification of independent contractors in the “gig economy” and rights to individual privacy. Other policies on the state ballot may indicate continued momentum around certain trends, including paid leave expansion, the legalization of cannabis, and higher minimum wage thresholds.
We have summarized several of the key ballot initiatives and how they impact you as an employer.
California Proposition 22, App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative – Approved