Uber, Lyft drivers sue New York state over nonpayment of unemployment benefits (CNN)


Four Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) drivers and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance filed a lawsuit in the state of New York over what they say is a failure to pay their unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported. The lawsuit was filed against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state’s Department of Labor and its commissioner. The plaintiffs are asking for a judge to order the state to stop classifying app-based drivers as independent contractors, stop issuing “incorrect” $0 monetary benefit decisions to drivers, compel companies including Uber and Lyft to share drivers’ earning data with the Department of Labor, and immediately issue unemployment benefits to the drivers who have filed claims.