Uber, Lyft Spend Big, Win in California Vote About Drivers

LOS ANGELES — Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services spent $200 million in a winning bet to circumvent California lawmakers and the courts to preserve their business model by keeping drivers from becoming employees eligible for benef...
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California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

LOS ANGELES — California is suing ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state's new labor law. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit Tuesday during a news confere...
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California Labor Law Author Says AB-5 Needs Changes

SACRAMENTO — The author of California's sweeping new labor law said Thursday that she intends to ease its restrictions on freelance journalists and others after months of protests that it is already costing people their jobs. Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena...