Ballot Measure prop22 Exempts Uber and Lyft from AB5 to Cassify Drivers as employees in California

A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.

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Uber and Lyft Just Bought Their Way Out of Employing Drivers – Mother Jones
Uber, Lyft, and other gig companies spent over $200 million on Prop 22.
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Passed California Ballot Measure Allows Uber, Lyft To Categorize Workers As Car Parts
SAN FRANCISCO—In what amounts to an unequivocal victory for the multibillion-dollar rideshare corporations, California ballot measure 22 officially passed Tuesday, allowing Uber and Lyft to categorize their workers as car parts. “We’re absolutely thrilled with this outcome that lets us legally recognize drivers as a crucial aspect of an automobile’s operation,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, confirming that the new legislation would give workers the same basic rights and protections as any other vehicle components such as the muffler or brake pad. “This brings us one step closer to a brighter future where workers will have the freedom to spend a few hours filling in as part of a car’s steering system before going to a second gig working as a shopping basket for Instacart and a third gig as a forklift for Amazon.” Khosrowshahi added that while the ballot measure did not provide substantive healthcare benefits, it would require drivers to be swapped out every 5,000 miles.
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California Proposition 22, App-Based Drivers As Contractors And Labor Policies Initiative (2020) - Ballotpedia
California Proposition 22, the App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative, is on the ballot in California as an initiated state statute on November 3, 2020.
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Proposition 22 | Official Voter Information Guide | California Secretary Of State
Classifies app-based drivers as "independent contractors," instead of "employees," and provides independent-contractor drivers other compensation, unless certain criteria are met. Fiscal Impact: Minor increase in state income taxes paid by rideshare and delivery company drivers and investors.
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2020 California Proposition 22 - Wikipedia
Proposition 22, officially the App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative, is a California ballot proposition that will appear on the ballot for the general election on November 3, 2020. The proposition seeks to grant app-based transportation and delivery companies a special exception to Assembly Bill 5 by classifying their drivers as "independent contractors", exempting employers from providing benefits to certain drivers.
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California Assembly Bill 5 (2019) - Wikipedia
California Assembly Bill 5 or AB 5 is a state statute that expands a landmark Supreme Court of California case, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court ("Dynamex").In that case, the court held that most workers are employees, ought to be classified as such, and the burden of proof for classifying individuals as independent contractors belongs to the hiring entity.
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