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Lyft Appeals Arbitration Denial in California Gig Worker Fight

Oct. 18, 2022, 9:57 PM

Lyft Inc. wants a California appeals court to toss a judge’s denial of its and Uber Technology Inc.’s bid to force into arbitration state claims that the ride-share companies misclassify drivers.

The California Court of Appeal, First District, on Tuesday lodged Lyft’s appeal in the coordinated claims of the state labor commissioner and attorney general.

The San Francisco Superior Court last month denied the companies’ motion to arbitrate claims alleging they violate a state law known as AB 5 in declaring their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees. AB 5 codified a three-part legal test that makes it harder ...