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.

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Qdoba, California Tortilla advance mobile ordering

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California Tortilla and Qdoba have launched mobile app upgrades

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. While Latinos comprise 39 percent of California’s population, 55 percent of all people infected with COVID-19 are Latinos, the California Department of Public Health told the Journal. Coronavirus bars California closures COVID-19 News Restaurants Retail What's Hot

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.

Uber, Lyft Ready Shutdown Friday In California

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are ready to suspend their ride-hailing services in California on Thursday (Aug. In a blog post , Lyft said its rideshare operations in California would be suspended at 11:59 a.m. Ridesharing California Lyft News Uber What's Hot

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 California Public Utilities Commission ( CPUC ) granted the company an official authorization, showcased on the official Aurora website. This permit lets us give rides powered by the Aurora Driver and shows that we’re committed to being good partners to California and the Commission,” an Aurora spokesperson said.

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 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.

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

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 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 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 HotThe Chula Vista PD has purchased two drones worth $11,000 each. They’re made by DJI, a Chinese company, and the department plans to also add night vision cameras to the flying vehicles. “We

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

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Now, though, Stripe is leaving the tech mecca of San Francisco, awash in tech talent and investor cash, and is in the process of moving its main office about 10 […]. Bloomberg Carousel Innovation Strategy Open Banking Payments New York Plaid San Francisco Stripe Uber

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.

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). California State Health Director Dr. Sonia Angell added that she understands that business owners and consumers “look forward to us sharing guidance and data on when [restaurants] can reopen.”. 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. In a letter to the ridesharing companies , Douglas Ito, director of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), reminded them of the July 1 deadline to secure workers’ compensation coverage for drivers.

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. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his office will file a request for a preliminary injunction in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco. 3, California voters will have their say.

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.

Today In Payments: California Proposes Financial Watchdog; Germany Launches Investigation Into Amazon

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In today’s top news, California lawmakers propose a financial watchdog at the state level, and Germany launches an antitrust investigation into Amazon. California Proposes Financial Watchdog Agency. News Amazon Antitrust California gig economy international Regulators Today In Payment

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, Lyft Take On California In Court Over AB5 Allegations

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Lawyers for Uber , Lyft and the state of California laid out arguments on Tuesday (Oct. In January, California implemented its AB 5 law, which required that ride-hailing, food delivery and other such companies treat their workers as employees rather than independent contractors.

Study: California Sees More Than Half Of Unemployment Applicants A Second Time

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economic recovery’s unpredictability in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is on display in California. More than half, or 57 percent of the initial unemployment claims filed in California for the week ending July 25 were from workers who reopened previous claims. Evidence of the U.S.

California State Treasurer Ma talks diversity

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Diversity and equality California Coronavirus Leaders Under-served populationsTreasurer Ma has championed programs to give minority and women-owned businesses a seat at the table throughout her career. A mission of the Treasurer is increasing diversity to increase equitable outcomes.

Uber CEO Vows To Shutter Ride-Hailing Service Temporarily In California

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is likely to shut down temporarily in California. “If If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be able to switch our model to full-time employment quickly,” CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told MSNBC Wednesday (Aug 12).

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. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his office will file a request for a preliminary injunction in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco. 3, California voters will have their say.

Lawmaker: California's AB 3262 Will Not Proceed In Its 'Present Form'

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The lawmaker behind a proposed California consumer protection law indicated that it will not proceed in its current iteration, CNBC reported. It comes out of a case in California in which an individual sought damages in a legal case after a replacement battery she bought from Amazon exploded.