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Uber has been sued, then the resistance is going to California ‘concert’ of employment law

(Ap) – A driver for Uber, the company has been sued for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after the California legislature voted to help the thousands of workers, and to enjoy all the benefits of the employees.

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the logo of the company is Uber Technologies, Inc. on the day of the IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, New York, USA, on 10 May 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The proposed class action filed on Wednesday night by the Uber driver, Angela, McRay seems to be for the first time in California’s senate this landmark legislation, which could have an impact on the workers in many industries, in addition to ride-sharing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc in.

Governor Gavin Newsom supports the proposed legislation, known as Assembly Bill 5 to take effect on Jan. 1) be able to change it before it gets to his desk.

McRay, a Pittsburg, Calif., resident who said that she has driven for Uber since November, 2016, criticized the company for having “publicly declared that he intends to be on the face of the statute, to continue to treat the drivers as independent contractors.

“This is a continuation of the law, constitutes a willful violation of the law of California,” the complaint said. McRay is seeking damages for the Uber drivers in California, as well as a command of their own supervisor.

Uber’s Chief Legal Officer, Tony West, said on Wednesday that the law is not automatically part of the directors’, employees’, but it has made it more difficult to get them to call the self-employed. “We will be able to pass the difficult test to the satisfaction of the judges and the courts,” he said.

An Uber spokesman on Thursday said: “Under the AB5, and the format of the test would be different in California, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t pass the test.”

The law drew national attention because of the size of California’s workforce, of which a few of the hundreds of thousands of workers.

Labor groups and other supporters of the law have argued that it would be helpful to the long-suffering of the contractors, entitling them to coverage under the minimum wage and overtime pay laws, and provide greater access to health insurance, and the cost of the fees.

The law has been criticized by trade groups and the ” gig economy,” the companies are dependent on employees as a result of the additional financial burden.

Assembly Bill 5 would have to consolidate to an end of 2018, the California Supreme Court decision that restricted where an employer may classify a workers as self-employed.

Uber, rival, Lyft Inc. and a food delivery service, DoorDash have been pushing for a separate law to encourage the driver to pay, and the benefits of maintaining their self-employed status.

In March, Uber has agreed to pay a $20 million related to the settlement of a nearly six-year-old court case in California as well as Massachusetts drivers are about their ratings.

The case was McRay (v Uber Technologies, Inc., U. s. District Court for the Northern District of California, No. 19-05723.

Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Additional reporting by Daniel Wiessner; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Bill Berkrot

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