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Judge Stalls Uber’s Challenge to Controversial California Job Law

A federal judge has refused to exempt rideshare company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates from a broad new California labor law while she considers their lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles denied the companies’ request …

On-Demand Firms Seek to Protect ‘New’ Economy, Wealth From ‘Frankenstein’

Uber Technologies Inc. wants to smother what the company calls California’s “Frankenstein” gig-worker protection law before state officials turn it loose. Uber and Postmates Inc. are scheduled Friday to ask a federal judge in Los Angeles to block enforcement of …

Gig Economy Law Talk of California Insurance Wholesalers Conference

A sweeping California gig economy law was the focus of a lot of the talk this year during an annual insurance wholesalers conference. Assembly Bill 5, California’s gig worker law was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in September and in …

Uber Halts Upfront Ride Pricing in Response to New California Worker Law

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder to qualify its drivers as contractors. …

Arch Nemesis of Uber over Driver Pay Sues Before New California Law Inked

It didn’t take long for attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan to deploy a new weapon in her six-year war with Uber Technologies Inc. over driver pay. Within hours of Uber thumbing its nose at a pending California labor law that could upend …

Uber Refusing to Label Drivers as Employees Under California Law

Facing the most serious threat yet to its business model, Uber Technologies Inc. is dusting off a legal argument it has employed with mixed results: that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company. Now, as a new California law …