Uber and Lyft have ramped up their lobbying power in recent years as they face a potential death blow in California with the state’s Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect in January and requires the ridesharing giants to reclassify their independent contractors as employees. Uber and Lyft initially resisted the law by arguing that it didn’t apply to them, but a judge ruled on August 10th that the companies must classify their contract drivers as employees with full benefits, such as
Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. received an emergency stay that will allow them to continue operations in California rather than shut down or be forced to reclassify drivers as employees instead of independent contractors. Shares of both companies surged on the news after initially trading lower in anticipation of a shutdown. Lyft and Uber have until 5 p.m. on Aug. 25 to file written consents to the expedited procedures within the order, according to
A Uber se suma también Lyft, quienes tendrán que cerrar completamente las operaciones en California. Arruinan empresas y el empleo de miles de personas. Este viernes, Uber y Lyft van a cerrar completamente las operaciones de transporte compartido en California. La salida de los negocios del estado Dorado dejará a cientos de miles de conductores desempleados y millones de californianos persiguiendo taxis caros. Lamentablemente, esto se pudo evitar. En septiembre de 2019, la legislatura del
«Si el juzgado no lo reconsidera, es difícil de creer que seremos capaces de cambiar nuestro modelo en California a uno de empleo a tiempo completo rápidamente» La compañía de transporte y movilidad Uber ha amenazado con la posibilidad de cerrar todas sus operaciones en el California en caso de que la Justicia estadounidense dictamine en firme que tiene que contratar a todos sus conductores, que en la actualidad prestan servicio bajo un régimen similar
Uber and Lyft are both facing another lawsuit from the office of the California Labor Commissioner alleging wage theft. Filed today, the suits argue both Uber and Lyft are misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors and aim to enforce the labor practices set forth by AB 5. “The Uber and Lyft business model rests on the misclassification of drivers as independent contractors,” California Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower said in a statement. “This leaves workers without