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BREAKING: Uber, Lyft Can’t Treat Calif. Drivers As Contractors

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BREAKING: Uber, Lyft Can’t Treat Calif. Drivers As Contractors

Law360 (August 10, 2020, 4:43 PM EDT) — Uber and Lyft must reclassify California drivers as employees, a San Francisco Superior Court judge said Monday in a pivotal win for state enforcers and workers’ advocates that means the workers will get sick leave, wage minimums, and other job protections.   

California won a preliminary injunction Monday making Uber and Lyft reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman granted the state a preliminary injunction making the companies reclassify their drivers as employees, saying the state has a strong argument that the workers are not independent contractors under Assembly Bill 5,…

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