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Financial Daily Dose 6.10.2021 | Top Story: TC Energy Abandons Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Project

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After years of protests, lobbying, and legal battles, TC Energy—the Canadian pipeline company behind the embattled Keystone XL pipeline project that “would have carried petroleum from Canadian tar sands to Nebraska”—announced...more

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Financial Daily Dose 6.1.2021 | Top Story: China Changes Two-Child Policy in Hopes of Staving Off Coming Economic Crisis

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In a significant departure from decades of restrictive population management efforts, China’s ruling party will now permit couples to have three children—“ending a two-child policy that has failed to raise the country’s...more

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Hurt in Rideshare Accidents

You May Have a Claim for Compensation - When what was supposed to be just another ride assignment instead turns into a devastating collision, rideshare drivers have a lot on the line. Whether driving for Uber, Lyft, or...more

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Independent Contractor Handshake in New York: New Bills Would Establish a Form of “Sectoral” Bargaining for Selected Gig Economy...

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A set of bills being finalized by the New York State legislature would, if enacted, dramatically alter the landscape of laws affecting independent contractor drivers who provide services to customers of ride-sharing...more

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Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, May 2021 # 5

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In Washington: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youth who are 12 to 15 years old.  The recommendation came hours after the Advisory Committee on...more

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Financial Daily Dose 4.27.2021 | Top Story: Lyft Sells Its Level 5 Self-Driving Car Unit to Toyota for $550M

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Lyft is letting go of its self-driving car unit, Level 5—reaching a deal with Toyota’s Woven Planet subsidiary for $200M, with an additional $350M in payments over the next 5 years. Lyft revealed that “unloading Level 5 would...more

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Proposition 22 Challenged in Oakland State Court

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Last November, California voters convincingly (almost 60% supporting) enacted Proposition 22.  This Proposition was a well-funded effort that allows gig drivers working for companies like Uber, Lyft and Doordash to avoid the...more

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Uber/Lyft Drivers Win Latest Round in California

The California Supreme Court has denied a petition for writ of mandate filed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The SEIU, which was hoping to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers in the wake of AB 5, argued that...more

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Financial Daily Dose 2.9.2021 | Top Story: Tesla Pours $1.5B into Bitcoin, Prompts Crypto Surge

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Tesla dropped an incredible $1.5 billion on bitcoin on Monday “and signaled its intent to begin accepting the cryptocurrency as a form of payment, sending prices to a record after the vote of confidence from the EV leader and...more

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CARB Steers Clean Miles Standard Toward Formal Rulemaking

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The agency has further strengthened electrification targets and provided additional details on compliance options for Transportation Network Companies. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing the Clean...more

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January 2021: California Voters Approve Proposition 22, Approving “Independent Contractor” Status for “App-Based” Drivers

On November 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 22, a ballot initiative defining app-based transportation and delivery drivers as independent contractors and adopting specific labor and wage policies for these...more

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Driving in Reverse? Uber/Lyft Drivers Seek to Undo California's Proposition 22

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Note to Readers: In this two part-series, we will discuss major developments in California’s gig economy landscape this week. Part 1 discusses a lawsuit filed by Uber and Lyft drivers challenging the constitutionality of Prop...more

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Freelancing During the Biden Administration: Will the “ABC” Test Go Federal?

Fourth in a Series of Blogs Regarding the Presidential Transition - On January 1, 2020, AB-5 went into effect in California. The law, which had gig workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers squarely in its sights, sought to...more

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California Employers Fight Back Against AB 5 with Mixed Results

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Since its introduction on September 18, 2019, Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5) has caused confusion and controversy, and has sparked fervent opposition across California, as it codifies the common law “ABC Test” used for determining...more

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App Companies Victorious in Prop 22 Fight

On November 4, 2020, Uber, Lyft and Door Dash secured a victory in their expensive campaign to categorize app-based drivers as independent contractors. 55% of California voters voted in favor of Proposition 22, which means...more

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States of Flux — What Employers Need to Know About Election 2020 and New State Laws

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With so much focus on the presidential election, there has been little mention of the meaningful changes to state laws approved by voters across the country. As noted below, many of these changes will have a significant...more

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Seyfarth Policy Matters Newsletter - November 2020

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Stimulus, Vaccines, and Corona. OH MY! First, The Stimulus.  The status of additional stimulus remains where it has been as we have been tracking it for months, ever since the House passed the HEROES Act: nowhere. While the...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Ride-Sharing Companies Drive Home Victory With Ballot Measure

The battle over how to label workers in the gig economy continues in California, with voters approving a new measure exempting ride-sharing companies from a state law declaring drivers to be employees. Proposition 22...more

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California Voters Pass Proposition 22, Changing How App-Based Drivers Are Classified

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On November 3, 2020, California voters passed Proposition 22, a ballot measure that classifies certain app-based rideshare and delivery drivers as independent contractors. ...more

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California Voters OK Independent Contractor Status for App Service Drivers

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On November 3, 2020, nearly 60% of California voters approved a ballot measure to create a carve-out from the state’s expansive independent contractor law, AB 5, for drivers on technology platforms such as Lyft, Uber,...more

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Financial Daily Dose 11.12.2020 | Top Story: CA Prop 22 Success Drives Uber & Lyft to Push Similar Measures Elsewhere

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No dispute about this—election day was good for Uber, Lyft, and other businesses in California dependent on the gig economy, thanks to passage of Prop. 22, the ballot measure that exempts such companies from “having to treat...more

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CFPB Files Complaint Against Florida-Based Payday Lender

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On November 5, 2020, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had filed a complaint against a Florida-based payday lender and its CEO in the Southern District of Florida. The complaint alleges that...more

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Passage of Proposition 22 Provides Independent Contractor Exemption for Uber, Lyft, and Other Online-Based Transportation...

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On November 3, 2020, California voters passed the long-awaited Proposition 22, which exempts online-based transportation businesses from having to re-classify transportation drivers as employees....more

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California Appellate Court Affirms Preliminary Injunction Requiring Uber and Lyft to Reclassify California Drivers as Employees

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On October 22, 2020, a California appellate court affirmed a preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify California drivers from independent contractors to employees and to comply with the California Labor...more

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Financial Daily Dose 10.23.2020 | Top Story: CA Appeals Court Tells Uber and Lyft to Treat Drivers as Employees

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A California appeals court has affirmed a lower court decision requiring Uber and Lyft to “treat their California drivers as employees, providing them with the benefits and wages they are entitled to under state labor law.”...more

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