misclassification News

Judge Rejects Uber, Lyft Bids to Delay California Driver Injunction

A California judge on Thursday refused to give Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc more time to appeal his decision forcing them to classify drivers in that state as employees, which they have said would necessitate restructuring their businesses. At …

Judge Appears Receptive to Uber, Lyft Warnings in California Driver Case

A California judge signaled on Thursday he might be leaning against a request for a preliminary injunction forcing Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify drivers as employees rather than contractors. In a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court, …

Uber Rejects Labeling Drivers as Employees Under California Law

Facing the most serious threat yet to its business model, Uber Technologies Inc. is dusting off a legal argument it has employed with mixed results: that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company. Now, as a new California law …

Insurers Win Appellate Victory, but Calif. Misclassification Suit Continues

Insurers and service companies won a major victory this week against lawyers who were trying to bind a group of 1,550 California property appraisers together to sue Farmers Group and Allstate Insurance Co. for allegedly misclassifying them as independent contractors …

Rochester Wage Theft Case Poses Test for New State Law

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A group of Rochester-area construction workers are pursuing a wage theft claim, testing a new state law that aims to clamp down on companies that don’t pay for labor. Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry officials said …