D.C. Attorney General Supports Lyft Drivers in Sick Pay Suit (1)

July 21, 2020, 11:49 PMUpdated: July 21, 2020, 11:58 PM

The District of Columbia’s attorney general has told a U.S. judge he’s backing Lyft Inc. drivers who argue they were misclassified as independent contractors, arguing D.C. law should govern whether the ongoing paid leave dispute can stay in court.

The ride sharing service is arguing the drivers are contractually bound to resolve their disputes individually through arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act, as well as the District’s Revised Uniform Arbitration Act.

The widespread use of arbitration agreements renders other district laws, including a paid leave law that requires employers to provide sick days to its employees, unenforceable, D.C. Attorney General ...

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