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Labor Commissioner Sues Uber, Lyft for Misclassification

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 606 | 0 | 95 min read

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office on Wednesday announced that it filed separate lawsuits against Uber and Lyft accusing the transportation companies of committing wage theft by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors. “The lawsuits allege that by misclassifying workers, Uber and Lyft failed to meet their obligations as employers as required by California labor law — including to pay drivers at least minimum wage for all hours worked, to pay overtime compensation, to provide paid rest periods, to reimburse drivers for the cost of all equipment and supplies ...

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