California Gig Worker Advocacy Groups React To Ruling That Prop. 22 Is 'Unconstitutional'Some California gig worker advocacy groups expressed cautious optimism Saturday about a Bay Area judge's Friday ruling that Prop. 22 was unconstitutional. Others who support the initiative argued the decision was a mistake.
Bay Area Judge Rules California Ride-Hailing Law Is UnconstitutionalA Bay Area judge Friday struck down a California ballot measure that exempted ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft from a state law requiring drivers to be classified as employees eligible for benefits and job protections.
Uber And Lyft Drivers Call For Federal Intervention In Their Gig Worker Labor FightAggrieved drivers say Uber, Lyft and other gig companies haven't kept the promises they made to voters when they campaigned for Prop 22.
Rideshare Services Like Lyft, Uber Struggle To Get Drivers Behind The WheelRideshare Apps are desperate for drivers. The pandemic has slowed travel so much that companies like Uber and Lyft are struggling to get workers behind the wheel and customers in the cars.
Former Uber Driver Gets 46 Years To Life For Raping, Stealing From Passengers In Central CaliforniaA former Uber driver in central California was sentenced Monday to 46 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting and stealing from passengers.
Proposition 22, Effort To Re-Classifying App-Based Drivers, PassesProposition 22 has passed, the Associated Press has reported. App-based drivers will be classified as “independent contractors,” instead of “employees."
Uber And Lyft Drivers Are Employees, California Court SaysThe decision won't have any immediate impact because it doesn't take effect for at least 30 days, well after the Nov. 3 vote on Proposition 22.
Proposition 22: Exempts App-Based Transportation And Delivery Company From Providing Employee Benefits To Certain DriversProposition 22 classifies app-based drivers as “independent contractors,” instead of “employees,” and provides independent-contractor drivers other compensation, unless certain criteria are met. There could be a minor increase in state income taxes paid by rideshare and delivery company drivers and investors.
$185M Spent By Gig Economy Giants Uber, Lyft And Others To Try And Pass Prop. 22The amount of financing behind the ballot measure — the most expensive proposition in the state's history according to Ballotpedia — underscores how important its passage is to the future of the businesses.
Uber, Lyft Look To Kill California Law On App-Based DriversCalifornians are being asked decide if Uber, Lyft and other app-based drivers should remain independent contractors or be eligible for the benefits that come with being company employees.
After Rides, California Law Could Target Food And Grocery Delivery Services NextBy going after Uber and Lyft's ride-hailing business for allegedly violating a worker classification law, the California Attorney General is taking on what had long been the jewel of the on-demand economy.
Startups Race To Show What Alternatives To Uber And Lyft Could Look Like For California DriversWith hundreds of thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers facing uncertain futures in California, two startups hope drivers will take a chance on their alternative approaches to the ride-hail business.
Uber To Require That Passengers Provide Face-Mask SelfiesMask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they're wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber.
After Threatening To Suspend California Operations, Appeals Court Gives Reprieve To Uber And LyftAn appeals court has allowed ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to continue treating their drivers as independent contractors in California while an appeal works its way through the court.
California Judge Rules Uber, Lyft Drivers Are EmployeesA judge on Monday ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, a shift that would guarantee benefits like overtime, sick leave and expense reimbursement for workers who make up much of the freewheeling gig economy.