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California Advisory Committee to the USCCR to Examine Impact of CA “Gig Worker Bill” on Minorities and Women

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has announced a series of upcoming meetings of its California Advisory Committee to review a project proposal on the effect of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) on minority communities and women. AB 5, popularly known as the “gig worker bill,” is the piece of legislation that went into effect on January 1, 2020 and required companies that hire independent contractors to reclassify them as employees. The passage of Proposition 22 later in 2020 year overrode AB5 with respect to Uber and Lyft drivers.

The USCCR has established Advisory Committees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to conduct reviews and produce reports and recommendations concerning local civil rights issues, including criminal justice, voting rights, discrimination, housing, education, and related matters.

The upcoming meetings of the California Advisory Committee will be held virtually as follows: (1) at 12:30pm PT on October 29, 2021, with registration information here; (2) at 2pm PT on November 12, 2021, with registration information here; (3) at 12:30pm PT on December 3, 2021 with registration information here; and (4) at 2pm PT on December 15, 2021 with registration information available here. There is no stated deadline for registration. Written comments are due within 30 days following the respective meetings and can be submitted via email to Brooke Peery at

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