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.
Lyft CEO John Zimmer On Future Of Gig Economy In Wake Of Prop 22 VictorySan Francisco Bay Area ride-share giant Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from what many anticipated would be crippling expenses.
California Ballot Propositions: Voters Decide Employment Fate Of Gig Economy App-Based DriversElection Day dawned Tuesday at the San Francisco Bay Area headquarters of ride-share giants Uber and Lyft with the fate of their business models in the hands of California voters.
Instacart Hires 300,000 Workers In A Month, Plans To Hire 250,000 MoreInstacart hired 300,000 workers in recent weeks to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries spurred by the pandemic.
Instacart Plans To Hire 300,000 As Demand Surges For Grocery Deliveries During Coronavirus OutbreakInstacart is looking to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to meet surging demand for grocery deliveries as millions of people are urged to stay home to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Delivery Giant DoorDash Takes Step Toward Public OfferingBay Area food delivery giant DoorDash has taken a first formal step toward a stock market debut.
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.
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 Takes Lead On Laws Affecting Gig Economy, PrivacyCalifornia’s long tradition of advancing nation-leading legislation continues into the new year, with laws reining in the gig economy, boosting online privacy and discouraging shootings by police, among other potential trend-setters.
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.
DoorDash Sued By DC Attorney General For Allegedly Pocketing Delivery Workers' TipsThe lawsuit, filed Tuesday, seeks to recover millions of dollars in tip money and to impose civil penalties on the company.
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.
Taxi Drivers Worried AB 5 Could Hurt Way Cab Companies OperateCab drivers in the South Bay are fighting AB-5, the new California law designed to help gig workers by reclassifying them from contractors to company employees.
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.