Prop 22 Declared Unconstitutional, Appeals Planned

The Alameda Superior Court says the Proposition 22 initiative is an illegal infringement on the California Legislature’s constitutionally guaranteed plenary powers to enact a complete system of workers’ compensation. The court says proponents first needed an initiative to amend the state’s constitution before attempting to amend state statutes. The 2020 initiative bankrolled by Uber, Lyft, … Read More »

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Federal Court Bounces AB 5 Challenge By Postmates, Uber, And Drivers

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a lawsuit filed by gig economy companies Postmates and Uber to block the state from applying AB 5’s ABC test to their past operations. Two drivers had also joined in the challenge. The dismissal was the second in the case, and the court was … Read More »

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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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