Top California court rejects bid to stop gig worker law

San Francisco (AFP) – California’s top court on Wednesday refused to consider a legal bid to nullify a referendum passed by voters that lets “gig workers” like Uber be treated as contractors. Justices did not comment on the merits of the case, telling those behind the suit they were free to file it in a lower court. Drivers for ride-share and meal delivery apps filed the lawsuit directly to the California State Supreme Court in January to derail voter-endorsed labor legislation known as Proposition 22. “We are disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear our case, but make no mista…

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