Calif.'s Labor Regulator Hits Uber, Lyft With Wage Theft Suits

By Hailey Konnath (August 5, 2020, 11:14 PM EDT) -- The California Labor Commissioner's Office on Wednesday slammed Uber and Lyft for allegedly committing systemic wage theft by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors, hitting the ride-hailing giants with a pair of suits in state court claiming they've deliberately schemed to dodge obligations to those employees under California law.

Lyft and Uber stickers share space on a car whose driver works for both ride-hailing companies. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The new suits in Alameda County Superior Court add to a heap of litigation the companies are already facing over driver classification brought by California officials at all levels. In May, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra...

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