70,000 Truckers Fall Under California Gig Economy Law, 9th Circuit Court SaysCalifornia's gig economy law applies to some 70,000 truck drivers who can be classified as employees of companies that hire them instead of independent contractors, giving them a right to overtime, sick pay or other benefits, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Prop. 22: Poll Finds Voters Closely Divided Over Measure Backed By Uber, LyftWith a week before Election Day, a new poll finds California voters are split over Prop. 22, a ballot measure backed by Uber and Lyft.
Prop. 22: Instacart Provided Some Contract Workers With Stickers, Fliers Promoting Controversial Ballot MeasureWith just weeks left until Election Day, Instacart attempted to leverage the labor of some of its workers to promote its messaging about Proposition 22.
Prop. 22: Black, Latino Leaders Concerned About Measure Backed By Uber, LyftBlack and Latino leaders from across California, including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, gathered during a virtual news conference Monday to express their concerns over Proposition 22 on the state's Nov. 3 ballot.
Uber, Lyft Look to Kill California Law on App-Based DriversCalifornians are being asked to decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees.
San Francisco Joins Lawsuit Against Ride-Hailing App Companies Uber And LyftCity Attorney Dennis Herrera on Tuesday announced San Francisco would be joining the state and other cities in suing Uber and Lyft over the misclassification of their drivers as independent contractors.
Lawmaker Behind Sweeping AB5 Labor Law Wants Changes For FreelancersThe author of a sweeping new California labor law said Thursday that she intends to ease its restrictions on freelance journalists and others.
Bills Seek To Exempt Freelancers, Newspapers From New California Labor Law AB5Freelance writers and newspaper carriers would be exempted from a broad new California labor law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, under legislation announced Thursday.
Uber Tests Feature Letting Some California Drivers Set Their Own RatesUber is testing out a new feature that allows some drivers in California to choose how much they will charge customers.
Federal Judge Rules California 'Gig Labor' Law Applies To Freelance JournalistsA federal judge will not temporarily exempt freelance journalists and photographers from a broad new California labor law.
Uber, Postmates Sue To Challenge California's New Labor LawRide-share company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates sued Monday to block a broad new California law aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors.
California Takes Lead On Gig Economy, Privacy With New 2020 LawsCalifornia’s long tradition of advancing nation-leading legislation continues into the new year.
California Freelance Journalists Sue Over New State Law AB5Two national groups representing freelance writers and photographers on Tuesday filed the second legal challenge to California’s broad new labor law.
Truckers File 1st Lawsuit Against California Gig Economy LawThe California Trucking Association on Tuesday filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy.
Newsom Signs Bill Offering Protections For Uber, Lyft Drivers, Gig Economy WorkersGov. Gavin Newsom has signed sweeping legislation aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers and workers in other industries.