Reprinted from The New York Times by The Associated Press on February 10, 2020.
A federal judge on Monday refused to exempt ride-hailing company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates from a broad new California labor law while she considers their lawsuit.
US District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles denied the companies’ request for a preliminary injunction protecting them from the law aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors.
With that decision, “it is now the responsibility of California to enforce the law on behalf of these workers,” Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego, who wrote the law, said in a tweet after the ruling. …