Mass. AG Tells Judge Uber, Lyft Flout Law Via Worker Status

Law360 (March 22, 2021, 2:26 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts' assistant attorney general told a state court judge Monday that her office has done enough to show that Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are running afoul of Bay State employment laws by classifying drivers as independent contractors.

During a hearing, Assistant Attorney General Karla Zarbo asked Superior Court Justice Kenneth Salinger to reject arguments by Uber and Lyft that the suit is too speculative to move past the motion to dismiss stage and doesn't allege specific violations of Massachusetts' wage and hour laws.

Zarbo said the state has provided valid claims that the care-share giants are operating outside of state employment laws, such...

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