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Uber, Lyft Ordered to Classify Drivers as Employees

Posted in: Breaking the Law

Wall Street Journal

A California judge said Monday that ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. UBER -1.91% and Lyft Inc. LYFT 2.85% shouldn’t classify their drivers as independent contractors, citing the state’s gig-worker law that went into effect this year. The ruling is on hold until the companies have a chance to appeal. California sued the companies in May in California Superior Court, saying the decision to classify drivers as contractors had deprived them of rights such as paid sick leave and unemployment insurance. Uber and Lyft have asserted that the law could take away flexibility for drivers and force them to work prescheduled shifts. Uber and Lyft, both based in San Francisco, said they plan to appeal. The so-called gig-economy law was one of the most significant challenges facing Uber and Lyft when the year began, as governments started to demand many of the same labor protections and other regulatory requirements that the companies avoided in devising their business models.

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