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California Voters Pass Prop 22 Giving Uber, Lyft Drivers a Win
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

By Nicholas Iovino (CN) — An expensive gamble by app-based gig companies paid off big time in California with the approval of a ballot measure that exempts firms like Uber and Lyft from a state labor law and lets them classify workers as independent contractors. It’s an outcome Uber and Lyft say...

Uber, Lyft Lobby California Appeals Court to Keep Drivers as Contractors
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — Arguing before a state appeals court Tuesday, Uber and Lyft lawyers predicted fewer rides for consumers, lower earnings for drivers and a spike in drunk-driving accidents if they are forced to classify California drivers as employees instead of contractors. “I don’t want the court...

Lyft, Uber Granted Temporary Reprieve, Will Continue Operating in California for Now
Thursday, Aug 20, 2020

Hours after announcing it would suspend operations in California, Lyft Inc. said Thursday it would not shut down by midnight after a state court greenlighted the rideshare company to continue operating while it fights a court order to reclassify its drivers as employees. The court’s decision, also...

California Judge to Decide on Uber, Lyft Driver Classification
Friday, Aug 7, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — The fate of more than 100,000 Uber and Lyft drivers lies in the hands of a state court judge, who after a nearly three-hour hearing Thursday lamented his inability to fully predict the ramifications of a potential court order extending employment benefits to California drivers. “I...

California Sues Uber, Lyft for Keeping Drivers as Independent Contractors
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft shirk state law by misclassifying their California drivers as independent contractors, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the state and several cities. Companies that rely on contract workers including Uber and Lyft mounted a campaign against Assembly Bill 5...

Gig Economy Giants Will Back $90M Ballot Measure to Stop California Labor Bill
Friday, Aug 30, 2019

Gig economy giants on Thursday threatened to pour $90 million into a ballot measure to defeat a piece of California legislation that would classify their workers as employees entitled to minimum wage and overtime, rather than as independent contractors. Uber, Lyft and Doordash pledged $30 million each...

LA County Registrar Partners with Lyft, Uber for Election Day
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced Uber and Lyft will now be featured on the RR/CC’s online Polling Place Locator tool, enabling voters to easily request a ride directly from the locator tool to their polling place on Election Day, June 5. The Polling Place...

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