“An appeals court has allowed ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to continue treating their drivers as independent contractors in California… The stay pauses a lower-court ruling that was scheduled to take effect at midnight on Friday and would have forced Uber and Lyft to treat all their drivers as employees.” AP News
In May, California sued Uber and Lyft, “alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new labor law… The labor law, known as AB5 and considered the nation’s strictest test, took effect Jan. 1 and makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers compensation.” AP News
In November, Californians will vote in a referendum on Proposition 22, which if passed would “define app-based transportation (rideshare) and delivery drivers as independent contractors and adopt labor and wage policies specific to app-based drivers and companies.” Ballotpedia
Here’s an op-ed by Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi calling for a new legal framework for gig workers. New York Times
The left argues that Uber should be required to treat its drivers as employees.