California attorney general Xavier Becerra sues Uber and Lyft over driver classification under new law

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The California attorney general sued Uber and Lyft for allegedly classifying the workers as independent contractors, Wall Street newspaper reports. A new California law, passed in September 2019, establishes a test and set of standards that companies must follow when classifying their employees, and the state maintains that carpoolers have failed to comply. Attorney General Xavier Becerra Called Worker Classification “Abuse” At Press Conference, Says “Innovation, Regardless of What Uber and Lyft Tell You, Doesn’t Require Companies to Abuse Their Workers ” The state is claiming millions of dollars in civil sanctions and reimbursing wages and sick leave. Companies say their workers are properly classified.

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