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Californians Face Higher Rideshare Bill on Prop 22 Reversal (1)

Aug. 23, 2021, 12:07 PM

Consumers in California may be on the hook for pricier ride shares and food delivery after a state judge struck down a voter-approved ballot to let gig-economy giants like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. continue to classify app-based drivers as independent contractors.

DoorDash Inc., Instacart Inc., Lyft, and Uber bankrolled a $200 million campaign last year that promised California voters they would save money if Proposition 22 passed, exempting the companies from a state labor law requiring them to hire workers as employees and provide them with benefits.

The judge on Friday found the ballot, which ...