Publication: Los Angeles Times
Published: July 11, 2019

It was clear almost from the first that the California Supreme Court, in a ruling in April 2018, threw the business models of Uber and Lyft companies for a loop. The thrust of the ruling was that drivers for those companies had been improperly classified as “independent contractors” when in fact they’re employees, entitled to most of the benefits and legal protections employees receive. Things only looked worse for the companies when the Legislature started considering a bill to enshrine the court ruling into law.