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A California appeals court unanimously upheld a ruling that Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees under the state’s gig work law

A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court ruling requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees under the state’s gig work law, AB-5. The ruling doesn’t kick in immediately, however, leaving in place an emergency stay issued in August until likely after the election. […]
A California appeals court unanimously upheld a ruling that Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees under the state’s gig work law
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Uber and Lyft say the battle over AB-5 is about preserving flexibility for part-time gig workers. The reality is their businesses have become dependent on full-time drivers and they can’t afford to pay them like employees.

Uber and Lyft are in the fight of their lives in California over drivers’ employment status, and voters could end up deciding the issue this November. A court ruled that drivers are employees, not independent contractors, under the state’s gig work law, AB-5, but the companies are pushing a ballot […]
Uber and Lyft say the battle over AB-5 is about preserving flexibility for part-time gig workers. The reality is their businesses have become dependent on full-time drivers and they can’t afford to pay them like employees.
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Lyft’s president threatened to shut down California operations over a court ruling requiring the company to reclassify drivers as employees

Lyft’s president, John Zimmer, said the company might pause all operations in California if forced to comply with a recent court ruling ordering it to reclassify drivers as employees. Zimmer told investors during the company’s earnings call Wednesday that California accounted for about 16% of its total rides. Regulators said […]
Lyft’s president threatened to shut down California operations over a court ruling requiring the company to reclassify drivers as employees
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Uber and Lyft just got hit with another lawsuit in California over claims the companies are skirting the state’s gig worker law

California’s labour commissioner announced Wednesday that her office is suing Uber and Lyft, claiming the companies are stealing wages from drivers by “wilfully misclassifying” them as contractors instead of employees. The suit alleges that Uber and Lyft have failed to pay drivers minimum wage, sick pay, unemployment, and other benefits […]
Uber and Lyft just got hit with another lawsuit in California over claims the companies are skirting the state’s gig worker law