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Handy Avoids Injunction to Reclassify Gig Workers in California

Nov. 19, 2021, 2:24 AM

Handy Technologies Inc. will not have to face a court-imposed deadline as it makes changes to its app-based business model that will bring it into compliance with California labor laws, after a San Francisco judge denied the state’s bid for an injunction Thursday.

The San Francisco District Attorney sued Handy in March, alleging the company was improperly classifying its workers as independent contractors and seeking an injunction ordering reclassification. Handy exerts a high level of control over the cleaners who accept jobs through its platform, the city said, and those workers don’t meet the requirements to be considered contractors under ...

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