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Uber and Lyft 'likely broke law' by classifying drivers as contractors, court rules

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Ruling deals blow to firms' battle against AB5, which requires companies give California drivers minimum wage and benefits A California appeals court has ruled there is “overwhelming likelihood” Uber and Lyft violated labor law by misclassifying drivers as contractors rather than employees, aligning with a lower court decision in a huge blow to the ride-hailing firms as they battle to protect their business model. Uber and Lyft had previously threatened to shut down their services pending the decision, which would enforce a new labor law known as AB5. The law, which went into effect in...
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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 unanimously upheld a ruling that Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees under the state's gig work law

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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A California appeals court handed Uber and Lyft a major legal defeat on Thursday, ruling that a lower court was correct in granting an injunction forcing the companies to reclassify their drivers as employees under the state's gig worker law AB-5.
In their ruling, judges from California's first district Court of Appeal said they were "unpersuaded" by arguments from Uber and Lyft that the lower court erred in issuing the injunction.
The judges also invoked the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in their ruling, noting that her "cogent explanation" of the...
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California appeals court: Uber and Lyft likely misclassified drivers as contractors - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

With a major lawsuit and a nearly $200 million ballot measure campaign, California has become ground zero for gig worker status.
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California court says Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

A California appeals court has upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state's gig economy law
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