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Uber, Gig Economy Companies See California Win as National Model

Gig economy companies want to turn California voters’ decision to make ride-service drivers contractors into a model for the nation, as several states consider requiring drivers from Uber, Lyft and rival services be treated as employees with higher compensation. Voters …

Uber, Lyft Shares Jump as California Set to Pass Gig-Worker Ballot Measure

Nov 4 — Uber and Lyft stocks soared on Wednesday after California voters endorsed the gig economy’s blistering campaign not to count drivers as employees, even as questions loomed over whether the companies can secure similar privileges in other U.S. …

California Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Uber, Lyft Gig Worker Lawsuit

A California appeals court on Tuesday listened to arguments by lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc , Lyft Inc and the state of California about whether the state can recognize their drivers as employees with the right to minimum wage, overtime …

U.S. Labor Dept. Could Make It Easier to Treat Workers as Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday said it would soon propose a rule that could make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees, a major issue for the “gig economy” and other industries that use …

Lawsuit Seeks to Designate Uber, Lyft Drivers as Employees

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking for a court ruling recognizing Uber and Lyft drivers as employees under the state’s wage and hour laws. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, challenges the designation of drivers as …

Uber Has Spent $19 Million on Coronavirus Financial Assistance for Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday for the first time detailed how much it has spent to support its ride-hail drivers and food delivery workers during the coronavirus crisis, which has battered the company and forced it to lay off thousands …

Federal Judge Temporarily Exempts Truck Drivers from California Gig Worker Law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California labor law meant to take effect from Jan. 1 from impacting over 70,000 independent truckers by granting a ‘temporary restraining order.’ U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego granted on Tuesday …

Uber, Postmates Sue California to Block Gig-Worker Law

Uber Technologies Inc. and Postmates Inc. sued the state of California, alleging that a labor rights law set to go into effect this week is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court is a preemptive strike against …

New Laws in Calif., Colo., Mich., Ore. and La. to Impact Claims Professionals

Legislation that creates potential for more employment law claims in California and a measure that may give attorneys a new tool to extract larger settlements from Colorado auto insurers are among new laws that will impact insurance claims professionals in …

Uber Accused of Cheating the Public in Driver’s Suit Over Pay

Uber Technologies Inc. faces a new legal attack on its refusal to treat drivers as employees that depicts the company as mistreating not just them but the public at large. A lawyer who’s been fighting the ride-hailing giant in court …