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App-Based Companies Say They'll Appeal Ruling That Prop. 22 Is Unconstitutional

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | 1

Representatives from app-based driving companies who do business in California said they are appealing a ruling from a superior court judge who said a relatively new law that allows them to classify drivers as independent contractors is unconstitutional. An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Friday ruled that Proposition 22 is unenforceable because it restricts state lawmakers’ ability to make contractors and so-called gig workers eligible for workers’ compensation. In his ruling, Judge Frank Roesch wrote that Prop. 22 is an “unconstitutional continuing limitation on th...

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