Samantha Prince on Worker Classification

Samantha Prince, associate professor of lawyering skills and entrepreneurship at Penn State Dickinson Law, joins the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss her article The AB5 Experiment – Should States Adopt California’s Worker Classification Law?. Prince introduces the high stakes involved for workers, employers, and governments in classifying workers as employees or independent contractors. She presents a case study of California’s new classification law, AB5, and successive rounds of political pushback and revision it has prompted. This case study, Prince explains, exemplifies experimental federalism and offers learnings for policymakers in other states.