I see they are getting out the big gun
Given how many people are going without automobiles these days. If they did shut down service I suspect an emergency stay would be up the next afternoon.
A California appeals court judge has granted a down-to-the-wire emergency stay on an injunction ordering Uber and Lyft to reclassify their ride-hailing app drivers as employees. That injunction was sought by Cali prosecutors to enforce AB5, a recent law that forces gig-economy companies to treat certain workers as employees, …
"If they did shut down service I suspect an emergency stay would be up the next afternoon."
I dunno. Between common sense and ideology this is the state going through blackouts and water supply issues. I am not sure they would understand why the cost of transport would rise and people would be poorer.
They're saying that they can't operate profitably without giving their employees the rights and benefits to which they are entitled by law, and that the only way they can continue to work is to continue to deny those rights?
I'm sure slave-owners had the same concerns... and the same amount of sympathy from me.
The studio where my Pilates instructor (I live in Los Angeles, I have to have one, it's the law) works, was forced to make their instructors employees.
The owner limited the instructors' hours (preferring to cancel classes if she was short of instructors) so that they were not classified as full time thus avoiding having to cover healthcare, sick days and vacation time. Their pay was cut to offset the cost of the employment taxes. (I'm boycotting the place but since LA is back in lock down, I'm guessing she hasn't noticed.)
Given an oversupply of drivers, I can see Uber doing something similar.
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