• May 6, 2020

5/5 News Roundup: California AG Sues Uber, Lyft Alleging Worker Misclassification

5/5 News Roundup: California AG Sues Uber, Lyft Alleging Worker Misclassification

5/5 News Roundup: California AG Sues Uber, Lyft Alleging Worker Misclassification 150 150 Business & Worker Disaster Help Center
Updated Tuesday, May 5, 5 p.m.

Attorney General Becerra and City Attorneys Sue Uber and Lyft Alleging Worker Misclassification
State of California Department of Justice, Xavier Becerra – Attorney General
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the City Attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco today sued Uber and Lyft for misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors in violation of the law. Pursuant to authority codified by Assembly Bill 5 of 2019 (California Labor Code section 2750.3) and California’s Unfair Competition Law, the Attorney General and City Attorneys allege that Uber’s and Lyft’s misclassification of drivers deprives workers of critical workplace protections such as the right to minimum wage and overtime, and access to paid sick leave, disability insurance, and unemployment insurance. In the lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of San Francisco the coalition seeks restitution for workers, a permanent halt to the unlawful misclassification of drivers, and civil penalties that could reach hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hahn Calls on Metro to Require Face Coverings on Buses and Trains
Los Angeles County Supervisor 4nd District, Janice Hahn
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is asking Metro to require all bus and train passengers wear face coverings to protect the health of bus drivers and their fellow passengers from Covid-19.

Helpful hints for construction workers
LA County Department of Public Works & Department of Public Health
Reminder! Follow these guidelines while working at any construction site!  Click on poster and print to post at your construction site.

Questions about County resources? Join our Facebook Live Event
Los Angeles County Supervisor 3rd District, Sheila Kuehl, and Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
Join us tomorrow, May 6, at 7 pm for a virtual town hall on Facebook. Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and DCBA Director Joe Nicchitta answer your questions about renters’ and landlords’ rights and responsibilities, and County of Los Angeles support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More events
Check the L.A. County Disaster Help Center’s events calendar for more upcoming webinars and other events.

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