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Tech companies laying off thousands amid coronavirus pandemic
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Matt Bigler
June 11, 2020 - 10:12 am
The economic slump caused by the coronavirus is now starting to be felt by the tech industry, which was largely shielded from the pandemic’s economic impact early on.
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Rebecca Corral
May 05, 2020 - 9:13 pm
California's Attorney General filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Uber and Lyft accusing the ride-hailing companies of illegally treating drivers as independent contractors, the suit claims the classification deprives drivers of benefits like minimum wage and other worker protections.
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Kenneth Martinson checks his driving apps before starting to work in Palm Springs during the first weekend of Coachella, April, 13, 2019.
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KCBS Radio Midday News
May 05, 2020 - 11:34 am
California, San Francisco and other cities are suing Uber and Lyft for allegedly misclassifying hundreds of thousands of drivers.
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Private cars will no longer be permitted to drive on much of Market Street in downtown San Francisco starting Jan. 29, 2020.
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Matt Bigler
January 28, 2020 - 10:37 am
Uber and Lyft will no longer be able to pick up or drop off passengers on San Francisco's Market Street, after a large portion of the roadway is turned into a car free zone.
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 Arriving passengers wait to board Lyft vehicles at the new 'LAX-it' ride-hail passenger pickup lot at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 6, 2019.
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Tim Ryan
December 04, 2019 - 12:08 pm
A group of 21 women were filing a lawsuit Wednesday against Lyft alleging that they were raped or sexually assaulted during rides through the app.
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Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rallied in San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2019, demanding that the ride-hail companies grant them the status of employees rather than independent contractors who lack benefits.
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Doug Sovern
September 11, 2019 - 2:21 pm
State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that could mean sweeping changes for more than a million freelance and independent workers across a wide range of California industries. Uber and Lyft dispute that the new law will turn their drivers into employees who earn benefits and have...
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A group of women filed a lawsuit against Lyft on Sept. 4, 2019, saying the company bore responsibility for drivers who committed sexual assaults.
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Matt Bigler
September 04, 2019 - 2:00 pm
A group of 14 rape and sexual assault survivors are suing Lyft, accusing the company of failing to keep passengers safe.
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Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rallied in San Francisco on Aug. 27, 2019, demanding that the ride-hail companies grant them the status of employees rather than independent contractors who lack benefits.
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All News KCBS Radio
August 29, 2019 - 8:30 am
Uber and Lyft have proposed paying their drivers a new minimum wage of $21 per hour as an alternative to elevating them from independent contractors to employees. The proposal, which would also extend some benefits to the workers, comes after days of protests on the streets of San Francisco and...
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Matt Bigler
August 12, 2019 - 10:41 am
A Lyft driver is accused of taking an intoxicatd passenger to his Tracy home and raping her.
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Orlando Vilchez Lazo mugshot
Orlando Vilchez Lazo (Photo credit: SFPD)
Tim Ryan
July 10, 2019 - 9:02 am
A man accused in a series of violent sexual attacks could go free, if his public defender is able to prove DNA evidence linking him to those attacks was obtained illegally.
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