SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the City Attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco today sued Uber and Lyft for misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors in violation of the law. Pursuant to authority codified by Assembly Bill 5 of 2019 (California Labor Code section 2750.3) and California’s Unfair Competition Law, the Attorney General and City Attorneys allege that Uber’s and Lyft’s misclassification of drivers deprives workers of critical workplace protections such as the right to minimum wage and overtime, and access to paid sick leave, disability insurance, and unemployment insurance. In the lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of San Francisco the coalition seeks restitution for workers, a permanent halt to the unlawful misclassification of drivers, and civil penalties that could reach hundreds of millions of dollars. ”