No AB 5 injunction for Uber and Postmates - Spidell

No AB 5 injunction for Uber and Postmates


A U.S. District Court judge denied a request by Uber and Postmates for a temporary injunction against applying AB 5 to them, stating the court “cannot second guess the legislature’s choice to enact a law that seeks to uplift the conditions of the majority of nonexempt low income workers.” (Olson, et al. v. State of California, et al. (February 10, 2020) U.S. District Ct., Central Dist. of Calif.) The lawsuit is still pending, but for now because there is no exception for their drivers, Uber and Postmates may have to reclassify their workers as employees. (Olsen v. State of California, U.S. Dist. Ct., Central Dist. of Calif., Case No. 2:19-cv-10956)

Also, a class action lawsuit has been filed against DoorDash, seeking among other things up to $25,000 per driver for DoorDash’s misclassification of workers as independent contractors. (See www.classlawgroup.com/employment/doordash-driver-class-action-lawsuit/)