AB 5

Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber, Lyft Win Delay on Converting Drivers to Employees

Driver putting Lyft sticker car next to Uber sticker A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber and Lyft were spared from having to rapidly convert their California drivers to employees after an appeals court agreed they can keep their business models in place while challenging a judge’s order to comply with a state labor law.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Seeks Court Reprieve After California Shutdown Threat

Uber is asking an appeals court for an extended reprieve on California Assembly Bill 5. A traveler gets into a car displaying Uber signage at the Oakland International Airport. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. joined Lyft Inc. in asking an appeals court for an extended reprieve on converting California drivers to employees after both companies warned that a rapid overhaul of their business models may force them to suspend operations in their home state.

Clare Roth | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber, Lyft Denied Extended Delay of Driver Labor Ruling in California

Lyft and Uber badges are displayed on the windshield of a vehicle. With the denial, Uber and Lyft can now ask a state appeals court to overrule the judge and keep his order on hold beyond its 10-day expiration. (Allison Zaucha/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. failed to persuade a judge to put an extended hold on his order converting their California drivers to employees while they appeal.

Clare Roth | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber’s Legal Strategy on Driver Fight: Delay, Appeal to Public

A traveler gets into a car displaying Uber signage. A traveler gets into a car displaying Uber signage at the Oakland International Airport in August 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s warning that the company may have to temporarily shut down in California is textbook strategy for the ride-hailing giant: When adverse court rulings hit, appeal to the public for support and seek to delay regulatory action.

Clare Roth and Erin Mulvaney | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber CEO Threatens Future Shutdown in California Over Labor Law

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., threatened to temporarily shut down service in California if it loses a drawn-out fight over a state law seeking to reclassify contractors as employees.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2020
Government, Business

California Judge Rules Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees

Supporters of AB 5 circle the Capitol in Sacramento in August of 2019 In August of 2019, supporters of AB 5 circle the Capitol in Sacramento. (Rick Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge on Aug. 10 ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, but the ruling won't take effect right away as both companies said they will immediately appeal to a higher court.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Takes Shot at Lyft in Defense to Gig-Worker Suit

A pedestrian checks her phone in front of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco. A pedestrian checks her phone in front of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to duck a California lawsuit that threatens to upend its business model — by pointing a finger at Lyft Inc.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2020
Government, Business

California AG Xavier Becerra, Trucking Group Spar Over AB 5

Traffic in Los Angeles Traffic on I-10 in Los Angeles by Mark J. Terrill/AP

Arguments by the California Trucking Association aimed at blocking enforcement of a new independent contractor law using the federal pre-emption clause are being challenged in a new court brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 17, 2020
Government, Business

California Trucking Association Continues Fight Against AB 5

Purple truck on California road A truck travels on a road in California. (vitpho/Getty Images)

The California Trucking Association continues to lay the legal groundwork to block the state from enforcing a law aimed at reclassifying owner-operators as motor carrier employees.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

California Sues Uber, Lyft Over Alleged Labor Law Violations

California is suing Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state's new labor law. Dozens of AB5 supporters circle the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 28, 2019.

California is suing ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new labor law.

Stefanie Dazio | Associated Press
May 5, 2020

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