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Prop 22: Appeals Court Delivers Disappointment to App-based Workers

Justices in California’s First Court of Appeals delivered a partial blow to working families in a decision that upheld the constitutionality for most of Proposition 22. Proposition 22 is a 2020 ballot measure that allowed Uber, Lyft, and other app-based platforms to classify their workers as independent contractors instead of employees.


The decision overturned a lower court decision, which rendered the proposition unconstitutional in its entirety. The Appeals Court agreed with the lower court in striking down portions of the ballot measure that limited the legislature and judiciary’s powers relative to the law.


An appeal is likely. Read CalMatter’s analysis here.

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