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Judge rejects request from Uber, Postmates to block gig worker law

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A California judge rejected a request from Uber and Postmates to block a bill mandating how independent contractors are classified.

The two companies filed suit at the end of December to protest California's gig worker law. It limits how companies can label workers as independent contractors.

Judge Dolly Gee of the Central Court of California wrote the state “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 rather than preserve the status quo for the smaller subset of workers who enjoy independent contractor status."

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