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: Big Money Campaign Keeps Gig Workers Classified As Independent ContractorsUber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services have prevailed in their expensive gamble to keep drivers classified as independent contractors.
San Francisco DA Seeks Injunction Against DoorDash To Immediately Classify Workers As EmployeesSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced Wednesday that he has asked San Francisco Superior Court to order food delivery app DoorDash to immediately classify its workers as employees instead of independent contractors.
Judge Issues Injunction Against Uber And Lyft, Says Drivers Are EmployeesIn a blow to Uber and Lyft, a judge in San Francisco ruled Monday that the ride-hailing companies must start classifying their drivers as employees in the state.
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 Senate Approves AB5 Bill To Reclassify Gig Economy WorkersThe California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.
California Pulls Democratic Candidates Into Big Tech Battle With Big LaborNearly every major Democratic White House hopeful except Joe Biden has waded into a California clash between labor unions and tech giants such as Uber and Lyft over the very definition of work in a changing economy.
Uber, Lyft Drivers Catch A Break With California Supreme Court RulingThe California Supreme Court has limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can't receive key employment protections.
S.F. Gets 'Gig'y With New Strategy To Support Freelance WorkersSan Francisco has launched a strategy supporting freelancers and the self-employed in response to the "gig economy" labor market that focuses contract and freelance work.
Judge Rejects $100M Settlement In Key Case With Uber DriversA federal judge has rejected a legal settlement that would have divided up to $100 million among about 380,000 Uber drivers.
Uber Agrees To Pay $84 Million, Keep Drivers Independent ContractorsUber agrees to pay $84 million to settle lawsuits and keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees.
Proposal To Allow Uber Drivers, Other Independent Contractors Unionize WithdrawnA longshot proposal to allow Uber drivers and all other independent contractors in California to unionize is being withdrawn.