California and three of its largest cities argue in a lawsuit that Uber and Lyft have misclassified employees as contractors, harming workers, law-abiding businesses, taxpayers, and society more broadly. Photo: Reuters California and three of its largest cities argue in a lawsuit that Uber and Lyft have misclassified employees as contractors, harming workers, law-abiding businesses, taxpayers, and society more broadly. Photo: Reuters
California and three of its largest cities argue in a lawsuit that Uber and Lyft have misclassified employees as contractors, harming workers, law-abiding businesses, taxpayers, and society more broadly. Photo: Reuters

California sues Uber, Lyft over misclassifying drivers as contractors instead of employees

  • California accuses Uber and Lyft of classifying employees as independent contractors, evading workplace protections and withholding worker benefits
  • The companies have said most of their drivers would not want to be considered employees, cherishing the flexibility of on-demand work

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California and three of its largest cities argue in a lawsuit that Uber and Lyft have misclassified employees as contractors, harming workers, law-abiding businesses, taxpayers, and society more broadly. Photo: Reuters California and three of its largest cities argue in a lawsuit that Uber and Lyft have misclassified employees as contractors, harming workers, law-abiding businesses, taxpayers, and society more broadly. Photo: Reuters
California and three of its largest cities argue in a lawsuit that Uber and Lyft have misclassified employees as contractors, harming workers, law-abiding businesses, taxpayers, and society more broadly. Photo: Reuters
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