Uber and Lyft have 10 days to file an appeal against a preliminary injunction issued by a California judge on Monday which blocks the pair classifying drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. The move comes off the back of a lawsuit filed by the state of California in May, alleging the pair are misclassifying drivers under the state’s new labor law. The companies had sought to re-classify state drivers as independent contractors rather than employees to avoid Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). Get your unlimited Newsweek trial > It requires companies to classify workers as employees if their labor forms the core of the business and if their work is controlled by the company. The injunction and the lawsuit are the most potentially damaging challenges to the companies’ businesses so far. While previous lawsuits have failed to make a dent in employment contracts by either ride-hailing firm, this could have a hugely different outcome. Because of the 10 days given by the judge to appeal, the ruling will not come into immediate effect. Get your unlimited Newsweek trial > In what is expected to be a long legal fight, here’s what could happen next: Costs to the companies If a… Read full this story
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