Mass. AG Tells Decide Uber, Lyft Flout Legislation Through Employee Standing

Law360 (Mar 22, 2021, 2:26 p.m. EDT) – The Massachusetts assistant attorney general told a judge Monday that her office had done enough to show that Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. were against employment in the Bay State violate the law by classifying drivers as independent contractors.

During a hearing, Assistant Attorney General Karla Zarbo urged Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Salinger to dismiss Uber and Lyft’s arguments that the lawsuit was too speculative to go beyond the petition for dismissal and no specific violations of wages – enforce Massachusetts hourly laws.

Zarbo said the state has made valid claims that the care-share giants operate outside of state labor laws, such as

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