As US election results continue to roll in, one measure that has passed is California's controversial and bitterly fought. The proposition allows companies such as Uber, Lyft and Instacart to avoid providing benefits, health insurance or minimum wage to the people who work for them.
Proposition 22 won approval with 58% of the ballots favoring it, according to the California Secretary of State's Office. The ballot measure exempts gig economy companies from treating drivers and workers as employees. Although workers are granted some benefits by the measure, they'll continue to be considered as independent contractors.
The outcome in the home state of Silicon Valley, where, is likely to have national and even global implications as countries and cities around the world wrestle with the employment status of gig economy workers.