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Massachusetts sues Uber, Lyft over driver status as contractors

Massachusetts on Tuesday adopted California in suing Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. in excess of allegedly misclassifying their motorists as unbiased contractors alternatively of staff entitled to intensive benefits.

The grievance filed in Suffolk Outstanding Courtroom claims Uber and Lyft violate state minimum amount wage, hour and sick time legislation.

“Uber and Lyft have constructed their billion-dollar corporations though denying their motorists standard staff protections and benefits for several years,” Massachusetts Attorney Normal Maura Healey stated in a assertion.

Uber and Lyft argue that the large the greater part of their motorists delight in the adaptability that arrives with on-demand function, and a the latest examination by Cornell College of Seattle driver facts equipped by the firms confirmed that some seventy five % of motorists function less than twenty hrs.

Massachusetts’ lawsuit arrives roughly two months right after California filed a equivalent grievance, accusing Uber and Lyft of evading

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