Uber, Lyft argue in court over status of drivers

California law requires businesses in the gig economy to reclassify independent contractors as employees eligible for unemployment coverage, medical and other benefits – something Lyft and Uber have categorically refuse to do. – EPA pic, October 14, 2020.

RIDE-SHARE services Uber and Lyft yesterday defended their business model before a California appeals court, fighting a law requiring them to reclassify their drivers as employees.

The hearing was part of a legal battle the two ride share platforms have with California authorities, who are seeking to enforce the law known as AB5, which regulates the status of independent workers.

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