Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickOfGigGreed
Sick of GIG Greed #NOonProp22 #SickofGigGreed


Uber, Lyft drivers rally as state sues the companies

48 Hills

On Thursday, about 50 Uber and Lyft drivers joined a caravan outside  the Uber Greenlight Hub in Oakland demanding that the rideshare companies classify their drivers as employees and drop a ballot measure sponsored by Uber, Lyft, and Doordash, Prop 22, which seeks to exempt app-based companies from AB5 and would legally entitle them to classify their rideshare and delivery drivers as independent contractors. The demonstration came the day after California Labor Commissioner Lilia Garcia-Brower filed two lawsuits against Uber and Lyft, alleging willful misclassification of workers as independent contractors and intentionally avoiding obligations under California law to adequately compensate their drivers. Garcia-Brower is demanding that Uber and Lyft begin classifying their drivers as employees and is pursuing civil penalties against the two companies for failure to provide notice of employment-related information, and civil penalties as well as damages paid to drivers for failure to pay workers no less than minimum wage, failure to provide overtime compensation, paid rest periods, rest period premium pay, paid sick leave, failure to indemnify employees for business expenses, to provide itemized wage statements, and to timely pay earned wages during and after employment.

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