Daily Labor Report®

Lyft and Juno Sue to Block Minimum Wage for New York Drivers (2)

Jan. 30, 2019, 3:50 PM

Ride-share companies Lyft Inc. and Juno USA LP asked a judge to block a New York City rule setting a minimum wage for drivers.

The rule, passed by New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission in December, requires that drivers for market-leader Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft, Juno and Via earn at least $17.22 an hour. It’s part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort to cap the growth of app-based, ride-for-hire platforms and reduce traffic congestion.

In support of the rule, which is set to take effect Feb. 1 unless blocked by the court, the TLC pointed to evidence of low driver...

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