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California Tells Uber, Lyft to Wait in Driver Status Lawsuit

Nov. 18, 2020, 11:22 PM

Uber and Lyft got a victory with the passage of Proposition 22 in California, but the state is asking an appeals court to wait for the law to take effect before allowing the companies to press on with misclassification litigation.

California sued the gig companies in San Francisco, alleging misclassification of drivers and seeking to force compliance with Assembly Bill 5, which requires Uber and Lyft to classify gig workers as employees, rather than independent contractors. The California Court of Appeal, First District, previously upheld an injunction against the companies, requiring them to comply with AB5’s classification requirements.

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