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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AG Sues To Enforce AB 5, Gig Companies Ask Ninth Circuit To Block The Law

The growing legal battle over California’s AB 5 legislation that raised the bar for declaring a worker an independent contractor is playing out in two different San Francisco courts that are less than a half-mile apart. California’s Attorney General filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court to hold the rideshare companies Uber Technologies and Lyft … Read More »

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Gig Economy Not Workers’ Comp Settlement

Uber Technologies is on the verge of ending a putative class action alleging worker misclassification and failing to provide workers’ comp insurance. A San Francisco Superior Court judge approved an order approving a settlement that offers the drivers access to a disability insurance program and a higher per mile rate to pay for the coverage, … Read More »

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