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Uber, Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers as Employees, Rules California Appeals Court

A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not take effect before a Nov. 3 company-sponsored …

California Court Ruling Offers Way for Voters to Stave Off Shutdown of Uber, Lyft

A California appeals court ruling on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and pay to voters in a November ballot measure. The last-minute ruling, in …

Judge May Not Grant Injunction Forcing Uber, Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

A California judge signaled on Thursday he might be leaning against a request for a preliminary injunction forcing Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc. to classify drivers as employees rather than contractors. In a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court, …

Uber, Postmates Lose Bid to Block California Gig Worker Law… for Now

A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a request by Uber Technologies Inc. and courier services provider Postmates Inc. to block a California labor law from taking effect, saying the bill’s public benefits outweighed the companies’ concerns. U.S. District Judge Dolly …

Truckers Are Exempt from California’s ‘Gig Worker’ Law, Judge Finds

California’s new “gig worker” law does not apply to independent truck drivers because they are subject to federal statute, a Los Angeles judge ruled, handing a victory to one industry that is challenging a state effort to clamp down on …

Judge Temporarily Blocks California Gig Worker Law for Truckers

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California labor law meant to take effect Jan. 1 from impacting over 70,000 independent truckers by granting a ‘temporary restraining order.’ U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego granted on Tuesday a …

Uber Gains in California Driver Classification But Case Isn’t Closed

Uber Technologies Inc. beat back an aggressive bid to force it to treat California drivers as employees, but a judge’s ruling may allow a long-running fight over pay and benefits to gain traction in 2020. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen …

Lawsuit Alleges Uber ‘Cheats’ Public by Avoiding Worker Insurance Payments, Taxes

Uber Technologies Inc. faces a new legal attack on its refusal to treat drivers as employees that depicts the company as mistreating not just them but the public at large. A lawyer who’s been fighting the ride-hailing giant in court …

California Truckers Worrying over New ‘Gig Worker’ Rules

California trucking companies that haul everything from summer strawberries to cars and Christmas toys say they are under threat from a bill that could turn so-called gig workers into employees. California state Senators late on Tuesday passed AB5, proposed legislation …