Uber and Lyft can’t delay ‘day of reckoning,’ must classify drivers as employees, judge finds

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Uber and Lyft can't delay 'day of reckoning,' must classify drivers as employees, judge finds

Judge Ethan Schulman has had enough of Uber and Lyft’s nonsense. 

The California Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction Monday, in which he ordered the two ride-hail companies to classify their workers as employees instead of independent contractors. Notably, the injunction is stayed for 10 days — giving Uber and Lyft time to appeal. Even so, Schulman made it clear where he stands on the matter, citing Uber and Lyft’s “prolonged and brazen refusal to comply with California law.” 

At issue is California’s AB 5, a bill signed into law in September of 2019, which essentially seeks to force gig economy employers to treat their workers as employees. Such a change would make drivers eligible for things like healthcare and paid sick days — even more important during a pandemic.  Read more…

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