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Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees, judge rules, in blow to gig economy

Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees, judge rules, in blow to gig economy

8/10/2020 11:46:00 PM

Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees, judge rules, in blow to gig economy

Preliminary injunction in California follows state’s lawsuit against companies over new labor law

The move on Monday came in response to a May lawsuit filed by the state of California against the companies, which alleged they are misclassifying their drivers under the state’s new labor law. The lawsuit, and Monday’s injunction, are the most significant challenges to the ride-hailing companies’ business model thus far.

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Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco superior court delayed enforcing his order by 10 days to give the companies a chance to appeal.More details soon … Read more: The Guardian »

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Did anyone ask the people who work these contracted 'gig' jobs what they want? Im thinking No, they did not.. Maybe the Taxi companies are behind this to get rid of their competetion?! OR Big Brother Government is to blame..Uncle Sam wants to control how you can decide to work!! Lovely jubbly Too fucking right! Death to the gig economy!

It’s nice that the judge recognised the workers are not slaves after all Killing jobs and freedom. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 This is not a benefit. If drivers wanted to be an employee of a huge corporation controlling them they wouldn’t be driving for rideshare companies. Nothing good will come of this. oh great!!!! 90% drivers will lose their jobs now....

Awful, this turns thousands of small businesses with freedoms into empoyees of huge corporations that will takeaway freedoms. President Trump fought for small businesses and middle class families. His Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provided relief for 82% of middle-class families and provided $415 billion in tax relief for small businesses.

Great news. An end to old school exploitation wrapped in new tech packaging. We're proud to stand with the California Attorney General and the City Attorneys of San Francisco and San Diego in bringing this lawsuit. Today's preliminary injunction is a resounding victory for thousands of drivers. -Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney

See? Great news I’m sure anyone left actually working at Uber will be pleased as they can get furloughed now but they’ll all be fired come October. Well done the Judge! 👏 🦾🦾🦾 'in blow to gig economy' Ffs, you're the Guardian, stop it! Now that news is just plain fantastic! The Gig economy is exploitative and I hat e it. BUT, will Uber now force driver to work part time to avoid giving them benefits thus hurting full time drivers?

Zero hour contracts 🤷🏿 The idea that you can privatize profits and socialize risk by having them pick up their workers benefits is nothing shortnof criminal. Who loses out? The customer. Brilliant Amazon to follow. Fake taxi In CALIFORNIA! Hopefully England will follow. The judge rightfully put workers over tech's money.

You mean “a huge win for low income drivers. 78% of who are people of color.” Im just checking to see if its april 1st Thank YOU!!!! These companies are vultures that have been sucking out the air from workers. Imagine encouraging no tips for your drivers that you compensate pittance when you use their cars and time and resource. I pray uber is destroyed and all companies like it. livingwages

O its the states 🚕 Good. Finally, a court that serves its people.

Two-thirds of UK’s furloughed workers continued job in Covid-19 lockdownMale employees flout government wage subsidy scheme more than women, research reveals Well that shows what a fake idea the furloughs and lock downs are. The Tories and Boris have shown that rules are for mugs. Why should anyone else bother? If there’s evidence for this, employers need to be held to account & give tax payers’ money back. They took advantage of the country’s kindness. It’s an injustice to those employers and businesses who wouldn’t call upon their employees, who operated within their legal bounds.

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