Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2021, 9:55 PM

Uber Gets California Ballot Measure Retroactivity Issue Revived

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

Uber Technologies Inc. convinced the San Francisco judge overseeing a misclasification worker suit Friday that he ruled too soon on the issue of whether a recently enacted law on the status of gig-economy drivers is retroactive.

Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said in January that Proposition 22 wasn’t retroactive. He made the statement when he certified a class of more than 4,800 Uber drivers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees under California law.

Whether Uber misclassified the drivers under California’s ABC test can be mostly ...