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: Uber Drivers Sue Over Alleged 'Pressure' To Vote, Advocate For Ballot MeasureSome Uber drivers are suing the San Francisco ride-hailing giant, saying the company has "unlawfully" pressured them and other drivers to support the measure.
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.
Lyft, Uber Granted Reprieve Over Driver Ruling, Avert California ShutdownLyft and Uber received a reprieve in court Thursday, hours before the ride-hailing giants looked to shut down California operations stemming from a recent court ruling over the classification of drivers.
Uber CEO Warns Of California Shutdown If Ruling On Drivers Being Classified As Employees Is UpheldThe CEO of Uber said Wednesday the ride-hailing giant may be forced to shut down its California operations if an injunction requiring drivers to be classified as employees is upheld.
State Labor Commissioner Files Wage-Theft Lawsuits Against Uber And LyftThe California Labor Commissioner on Wednesday announced two separate lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for committing wage theft by incorrectly classifying employees 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.
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.
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.