Postmates PAGA Suit Won’t Get California Supreme Court Review

April 14, 2021, 6:54 PM

Postmates Inc. won’t get a second chance at arguing a courier’s misclassification claims brought on behalf of California must be arbitrated, after the state’s top court refused to take up the case Wednesday.

Former courier Wendy Santana sued the San Francisco-based food delivery service in 2018 under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, which gives workers the right to sue to enforce state labor laws.

Postmates purposefully misclassified couriers as independent contractors rather than employees to minimize costs, the suit alleged.

The California Court of Appeal, Second District, refused to send the case into arbitration in February, siding with other appellate...

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