AB 5

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
Government, Business, Logistics

Appeals Court Denies Teamsters Motion in California Trucking Association Lawsuit

Traffic in Los Angeles Los Angeles-area traffic. (Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News)

A federal appeals court has denied an effort to temporarily lift a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking California from enforcing a state law that restricts how motor carriers classify independent operators.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Uber Fails to Block California Gig-Worker Law for Its Drivers

A passenger pulls bags while waiting for a ride at the Uber pickup area at LAX in October 2019. A passenger pulls bags while waiting for a ride at the Uber pickup area at LAX in October 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. failed to persuade a judge to shield its drivers from California’s gig-worker protection law while the company challenges the landmark measure in court.

February 10, 2020
Government, Business

Uber Urges California Court to End AB 5

(Jason Alden/Bloomberg News) (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Uber Technologies Inc. wants to smother what the company calls California’s “Frankenstein” gig-worker protection law before state officials turn it loose.

February 7, 2020
Government, Business

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Laws to Protect Misclassified Workers

Phil Murphy New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks at the State of the State address in Trenton, N.J., on Jan. 14. (Seth Wenig/AP)

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a series of laws meant to combat worker misclassification.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

Judge Sides With California Trucking Association, Issues Preliminary Injunction in AB 5 Fight

AB 5 Fight Traffic on a California highway. (Getty Images)

A federal judge in San Diego on Jan. 16 issued a preliminary injunction against the trucking component of a California law that would restrict how independent workers can be classified by companies. The judge’s ruling means the state of California cannot implement the law as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: California’s AB 5 Threatens Future of ‘Gig’ Economy

California’s effort to reshape the “gig” economy hit a significant roadblock earlier this month when a federal court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the application of the state’s new rules to truck drivers, citing a conflict with federal law. The roadblock is by no means fatal, but it’s not insignificant — not when there are so many lawsuits left to be decided.

Stephen L. Carter | Bloomberg Opinion
January 15, 2020

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