In an effort to protect workers in California, Assembly Bill 5 was enacted requiring many companies to reclassify their workers as employees, and not as independent contractors. Uber and Lyft have ignored the legislation, which went into effect on January 1st, and instead are trying to exempt their drivers from the law.
The Attorney General of California filed the lawsuit against Uber and Lyft, claiming they have wrongfully classified their drivers as independent contractors in violation of a state law that makes them employees, and also that by doing so, they have engaged in unfair business practices which harm other law-abiding California businesses.
To read the full complaint, click here.
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