May 29, 2018 / 6:59 PM / 5 months ago

San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft on driver classification

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 (Reuters) - San Francisco's city attorney has subpoenaed Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to turn over records relating to how the ride-hailing firms classify drivers, as well as driver wages, health care and other benefits in the latest probe in the city's year-long investigation into the companies.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera said on Tuesday he was seeking evidence that Uber and Lyft are in compliance with a recent California Supreme Court decision that makes it much easier for workers to prove that they are employees entitled to benefits and protections, rather than independent contractors. (Reporting by Heather Somerville Editing by Leslie Adler)

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