Uber, Postmates Challenge California Labor Law in Federal Court

Uber, Postmates and two independent contractors asked a federal court in California Monday to block a new state law that requires certain gig economy companies to classify workers as employees, making them eligible for minimum wage, overtime and other protections. 

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Judge Unlikely to Make Uber Treat California Drivers as Employees

Despite claims that Uber’s business model deprives California of tax dollars and makes it spend more on public assistance for low-paid workers, a federal judge signaled Thursday he will likely deny a request for an injunction that would force Uber to treat its drivers as employees.

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Uber Shares Hover Near Low as Investors Sue Post-IPO

Shareholders claim in a class action that in the lead-up to its initial public offering, Uber Technologies Inc. failed to warn investors about “rapidly increasing subsidies for customer rides and meals in a bid for market share” while “at the same time, cutting (or planning to cut) costs in key areas that undermined Uber’s central growth opportunities.”

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