Workers’ Comp Is A Key Issue in Prop. 22 Legal Challenge

Three gig-economy drivers, a consumer of the app-based services, and the Service Employees International Union have teamed up. They asked the California Supreme Court to exercise its original jurisdiction and declare Proposition 22 to be “invalid and unenforceable.” Opponents of the proposition have filed an emergency petition for writ of mandate. The key to their … Read More »

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App-Based Companies, Truckers Move To Apply Prop. 22 After Win

The ridesharing companies Uber Technologies, Inc. and Lyft, Inc. are wasting little time in putting Proposition 22 to use even though it is not yet officially in effect. The companies filed petitions for rehearing with the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco to overturn an October ruling ordering them to reclassify their drivers … Read More »

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Plaintiff Fails In PAGA Misclassification Suit

The GrubHub food delivery service successfully rebuffed a private attorney general action (PAGA) lawsuit claiming that it was misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. A federal court in San Francisco rejected the purported class action filed by lawyers for Raef Lawson, a former Grubhub driver. The Court found that Grubhub did not … Read More »

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