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Gig Industry Firms Argue Against Employee Classification Law Before 9th COA

Attorneys for gig industry firms including Uber and Postmates on Wednesday argued that a three-judge panel from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should overturn a trial court judge who refused to stop California from implementing the employment classification standards from Assembly Bill 5

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Prop. 22 Supporters Appeal Judge's Ruling That Declared Law Unconstitutional

reported. Details of the group's arguments are not available. In 2020 California voters approved Prop. 22 which allows app-based companies such as Uber Lyft and DoorDash to classify their ride-share and delivery drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. The industry-funded

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App-Based Companies Say They'll Appeal Ruling That Prop. 22 Is Unconstitutional

November 2020 California voters passed Prop. 22 which exempts app-based driving employers from a state law that requires most companies to classify workers as benefit-eligible employees not contractors. Uber Lyft and similar companies spent more than 200 million to promote Prop. 22 which passed

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DWC Panel: Pandemic Has Impacted Women More Because Many Can't Work From Home

never considered before. Yvonne Lang a senior partner at comp defense firm Pearlman Brown & Wax said many employers have already announced plans to continue with remote work. Companies including Google Uber Airbnb and Microsoft are extending their work-from-home policies or giving some

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High Court Denies Constitutional Challenge to Prop. 22

Uber and Lyft to continue classifying drivers as employees. The companies are required to provide occupational accident insurance in lieu of workers compensation. The initiative mandates that accident policies cover up to 1 million in medical expenses and provide temporary disability payments equal

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Even WCAB Judges Say They're Having a Hard Time Keeping Up With Comp Laws

such as Uber and Lyft from classifying its independent-contractor drivers as employees and providing benefits such as workers comp. Although the new laws didnt change the legal definition of what constitutes an employee deciding whos an employee and whos an independent contractor remains

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As Grocer Plans to Replace Drivers, Observers Question Sufficiency of Prop. 22 Benefits

-to-work programs like those found in the states comp system. Advocates poured more than 200 million into passing Prop. 22 making it the most expensive ballot measure in state history. More than 190 million of that came from app-based companies such as Uber Lyft DoorDash InstaCart and

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Editorial: Prop. 22 a Road Map for Bypassing Legislature on Labor Law

Tuesday. More than 6.7 million people 58.4 of the vote supported the initiative that classifies as independent contractors app-based drivers for companies such as Uber Lyft and Postmates. As of Thursday morning the Associated Press was reporting 4.8 million people voted against the initiative

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Appellate Court Affirms Injunction Requiring Uber , Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

A California appeals court affirmed an order directing ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees and not independent contractors while litigating a misclassification complaint filed by the state and some of its largest cities. California Attorney General Xavier

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Judge Orders Uber , Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

A Northern California judge on Monday issued an injunction ordering Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers after concluding there is no way the transportation network companies can rebut the presumption that the drivers are employees. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman

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