California Goes Back Under Lockdown

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For the fifth consecutive day, Florida reported more than 12,000 new coronavirus infections, and in California, Gov. The resurgence of the virus in California has taken its toll on the Latino community. Coronavirus bars California closures COVID-19 News Restaurants Retail What's Hot

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California Lets Aurora Operate Driverless Cars

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Self-driving vehicle company Aurora has been approved by California regulators to allow passengers rides in its fleet of driverless vehicles, according to reports. The company did not specify when it would allow California passengers in its vehicles.

Uber Lets California Drivers Set Fees

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In a move that will give more flexibility to its drivers, less predictability to passengers and potential legal protection for its parent company, Uber now is letting California drivers set their own rates — within limits. Ridesharing California News Uber What's Hot

California Cops Enlist Drones For Lockdown Enforcement

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A police department in California is going to use drones equipped with loudspeakers to help enforce the state lockdown orders imposed due to the coronavirus, according to a report by the Financial Times. Coronavirus California Drones News What's Hot

California Uber, Lyft Drivers File Lawsuit Over Prop 22

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G ig workers in California who drive for Uber, Lyft and other rideshare and delivery platforms have filed a lawsuit in the state’s Supreme Court seeking to overturn Proposition 22, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday (Jan.

Grubhub Changes Tipping In California, Angering Drivers

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In November, California voters, by a margin of about 58 percent to 42, adopted Proposition 22, which overturned a fairly young state law that made it harder for companies to deploy gig workers without classifying them as “employees” and providing the benefits employees receive.

COVID Pushes California Pizza Kitchen Into Bankruptcy

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California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is the latest big restaurant chain to fall on hard times in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The company opened its first restaurant in 1985 in Beverly Hills, with a menu offering California-style pizza and cuisine.

Proposed California Bill Offers Banking Support For Cannabis Businesses

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A proposed new California bill, AB 1525 , would give banking institutions and accountants the green light to work with cannabis businesses. Alvarez, California Department of Business Oversight commissioner, Bloomberg reported.

California’s fintech startups are invading New York

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It had to be California. When two Irish brothers started Stripe Inc. together in 2010, there was little question about where they should put their headquarters.

Report: Facebook To Move UK Users To California Privacy Agreement

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users into new agreements with its corporate headquarters in California, effectively circumventing the European Union’s strict privacy laws, according to an exclusive report by the Reuters news service. Facebook California News privacy Security Social Media U.K.

California Judge: Uber, Lyft Can’t Call Drivers Contractors

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A California judge has passed an injunction to force Uber and Lyft to stop classifying their workers as independent contractors rather than employees, CNBC reported. Legal California gig economy Gig Workers legal Lyft News Uber What's Hot

California Won’t Open Restaurants Right Now After All

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California Gov. Instead, he told a news conference that the state will issue new guidance for California food and dining establishments on Thursday (May 7). Retail California Gavin Newsom governor News regulations reopening Restaurants What's Hot

California Tells Uber And Lyft Their Drivers Are Employees

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The California agency that regulates ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said their drivers are considered employees under the state’s new gig work law, the latest development in the fight over drivers’ status, Reuters reported. Ridesharing California Gig Workers Lyft News Uber What's Hot

California Seeks Court Order To Make Uber, Lyft Drivers Employees

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In what could be the start of a protracted court fight, attorneys for the state of California plan to ask a judge to order Uber and Lyft to classify their ride-hailing drivers as employees rather than contractors, Reuters reported. 3, California voters will have their say.

California’s Proposition 24 Vote Could Boost Online Privacy Bills In New York, Washington

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A ballot measure passed by a sizable majority of California voters to ramp up protections for online privacy could pave the way for similar measures across the country. Legal California legal Legislation News privacy Security What's Hot

California Expects IPO Tax Windfall

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California is gearing up to get a tax windfall from all the initial public offerings of California companies slated for this year. When Facebook went public, The Wall Street Journal reported California got $1.3 If California gets billions in tax revenue from the IPOs of tech companies, the governor could face pressure from liberal legislators and interest groups to increase spending.

Bitcoin Daily: China Expands Digital Cash Pilot; California Bill Defining Digital Assets Moves Forward

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The move comes as numerous places around the world look into digital currencies for official business, including the state of California, as it moves ahead with a digital asset bill, Assembly Bill 2150.

Consumers Will Pay Increased Fees To Offset California Gig Worker Benefits

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Gig workers for Uber and others in California will start getting benefits, but consumers will pay the price in additional fees, the Financial Times (FT) reported Monday (Dec. Gig Economy California doordash gig economy Gig Workers Instacart Lyft News Uber What's Hot

Uber Weighs Backup Plan If Controversial California Labor Law Stands

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Uber is weighing contingency plans that could dramatically shrink its California operations should a ballot campaign aimed at revoking a controversial state labor law fall short on Election Day.

California voters approve CPRA

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On November 4, 2020, California voters approved of the ballot initiative Proposition 24, more commonly known as the California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”). Privacy Regulatory and Enforcement california privacy

California changed privacy compliance, and processors aren't ready

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Data privacy California Payment processing E-CommerceWith many impacted businesses still not ready to comply with the now enforceable CCPA, CPRA affected payment processors should start preparing for this new piece of legislation, says Abine CEO Rob Shavell.

Nuro Gets California Permit For Autonomous Deliveries

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Nuro has received the first-ever autonomous vehicle deployment permit from the state of California, according to a press release. Nuro has already run tests of its R2 on California roads, and the permit will now let the company partner with new and existing retailers to operate deliveries.

California Seeks Court Order That Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees

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In what could be the start of a protracted court fight, attorneys for the state of California plan to ask a judge to order Uber and Lyft to classify their ride-hailing drivers as employees rather than contractors, Reuters reported. 3, California voters will have their say.

Uber, Lyft Lose AB5 Appeal In California

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Silicon Valley rideshare giants Uber and Lyft must abide by a California Court of Appeals’ decision that they can no longer classify their drivers as independent contractors, pending a ballot measure giving voters a say on election day (Nov.

Google Asks Texas Court To Transfer Multi-State AG Lawsuit To California

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The Silicon Valley search giant maintains that California will have more witnesses and documents pursuant to the case, according to Reuters. In December, California said it wanted to join the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against Google. Google has asked a U.S.

JD Sports Purchases California-Based Shoe Palace

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California-based Shoe Palace was started in 1993 by the Mersho family. More than 50 percent of the retail locations are in California, but the retailer has an “established retail presence” in Hawaii, New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Genesis Holdings Inc.,

California Gig Decree Prompts Uber To Halt Upfront Pricing

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Uber is dropping upfront pricing in favor of estimates in response to the California gig economy law that took effect Jan 1. The new law prompted Uber to revise its app, giving California rideshare drivers detailed information about a trip — fare, length, destination — before they accept it.

California AG Sues Lyft, Uber Over Alleged Worker Misclassification

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with municipal attorneys from three cities in the state, is suing Lyft and Uber for allegedly misclassifying drivers as independent contractors. Ridesharing California gig economy Lyft News Uber What's Hot

Guiding California’s Indie Truckers Through Legislative Disruption

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California’s Assembly Bill 5 ( AB5 ) was signed into law last year, but the legislation, which lays out rules to classify workers as either employees or independent contractors, continues to cause debate and disruption, with the trucking industry, one of the most heavily affected markets.

Today In Payments: Scammers Target Used Car Buyers; California Voters Uphold Gig Worker Status

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In today’s top news, scammers are targeting used car buyers amid an uptick in digital sales, and California voters passed a proposition that upholds gig worker status. Prop 22: California Side With Uber And Lyft, Nix AB 5 Gig Worker Law.

The ABCs Of The California Gig Worker Ruling

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Early this week, a judge denied a request from Uber and Postmates to halt the enforcement of a new California labor law — known as AB5 , which was voted into law last year — that would place new restrictions on gig economy workers. There’s a saying in jurisprudence: Hard cases make bad law.

Coronavirus Refunds: California Universities Sued Over Campus Fees; SXSW Faces Suit For No-Refund Rule

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Two large university systems in California have been sued over their alleged refusal to provide reimbursements for fees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from DiCello Levitt.

California’s New Ridesharing Law Could Hurt Drivers

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California Gov. Lyft says it has 325,000 drivers in California, while Uber says it has more than 200,000, the article said. Gig Economy AB5 California Drivers employees gig economy independent contractors Lyft News Ridesharing Uber What's HotGavin Newsom signed into law a controversial bill that could reclassify ridesharing and other gig economy workers as employees instead of independent contractors, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday (Sept.

Uber Eats Will Still Deliver In California If Ridesharing Is Shut Down

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Uber says it will continue operating food delivery business Uber Eats in California even if its main ridesharing business is forced to shut down on Friday (Aug. California, which makes up 9 percent of Uber’s total U.S.