Comparing worker rights under AB5 and Proposition 22

Labor standard As employees under AB5 Under Prop. 22
Minimum wage X*
Overtime pay X
Unemployment insurance X
Workers’ compensation X
Paid sick days X
Paid family leave X
Discrimination and sexual harassment protections

*The UC Berkeley Labor Center estimates that loopholes in the initiative leave Uber and Lyft drivers with a pay guarantee that is equivalent to a wage of $5.64 per hour, far less than the 120% earnings guarantee provided by the initiative and the $13 minimum wage they would be guaranteed as employees under California law. See Ken Jacobs and Michael Reich, “The Uber/Lyft Ballot Initiative Guarantees Only $5.64 an Hour,” UC Berkeley Labor Center blog, October 31, 2019.

Sources: A.B. 5, 2019–20 Assemb., Reg. Sess. (Cal. 2019); California Secretary of State, “Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures” (web page accessed October 21, 2020).

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