August 12, 2020

Court tells Uber, Lyft to classify drivers as employees

San Francisco (AFP) – A California court has given Uber and Lyft until the middle of next week to reclassify drivers as employees in compliance with a new state law.The order came Monday when a judge granted a restraining order in a lawsuit filed by California attorney general Xavier Becerra and three cities including San Francisco, where Lyft and Uber are based.The suit calls on the companies to comply with a state law that went into effect at the start of this year that requires “gig workers” such as Uber and Lyft drivers to be classified as employees, eligible for unemployment, medical and …


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