Uber, Postmates Fail To Block California Contractor Law

Law360 (February 10, 2020, 5:30 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday rejected a bid by Uber and Postmates to halt enforcement of a new law that makes it harder for workers to be classified as independent contractors, saying the state's need to police misclassification outweighs any harm to the companies.

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee declined the companies' request for a preliminary injunction blocking Assembly Bill 5 from being enforced against them while their suit challenging the constitutionality of the statute plays out.

Supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, California, in August....

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