California hit back at Uber Technologies Inc.’s and Postmates Inc.’s challenge to a newly enacted labor rights law meant to ensure gig workers receive employment protections.
The state said in filing Friday in federal court in Los Angeles that the law, AB 5, doesn’t target app-based companies and doesn’t violate their constitutional rights, as the companies claim.
“At heart, plaintiffs question the wisdom and effectiveness of AB 5, but that is a legislative policy determination, not viable grounds for a constitutional challenge,” California said in its opposition to the companies’ request for a court order to halt implementation of the law until its legality has been resolved.
The case is Olson v. California, 19-cv-10956, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles).
Originally posted by:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-18/california-says-gig-worker-law-doesn-t-target-uber-postmates