On August 10, 2020, the San Francisco Superior Court granted the State of California a preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees. People of the State of California v. Uber Technologies, Inc. concerns the application of Assembly Bill No. 5 (A.B. 5), which targeted the gig work economy. Uber and Lyft have disputed the application of the legislation to their businesses, so the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the city attorneys from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego initiated a lawsuit on May 5, 2020, to require Uber and Lyft to comply with A.B. 5.
Read the full GT Alert, “Court Rules that Uber and Lyft Cannot Treat California Drivers as Independent Contractors.”