Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani appeared skeptical of Lyft’s claims that its drivers were not independent contractors:
A federal judge in Boston on Tuesday sounded skeptical of Lyft Inc’s claim that its drivers are independent contractors and not its employees because it is not a transportation company, as the ride-hailing service seeks to fend off a ruling requiring it to give paid sick leave to drivers in Massachusetts.
U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani held a hearing via telephone in light of the coronavirus pandemic on a renewed bid by Lyft drivers for a preliminary injunction requiring the company to immediately reclassify them as employees pending the outcome of the 2019 lawsuit.
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Source: Judge in Lyft misclassification case says drivers are essential to its profits – Reuters