San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is suing food delivery platform DoorDash for “unlawful and unfair business practices.”

According to the complaint, pulled by Mission Local reporter Joe Eskenazi who first reported the news, the company has continued to classify its delivery workers as independent contractors instead of employees in direct defiance of a California law passed to prevent companies from doing just that.

The state’s AB5 law went into effect in early January 2020 and strives not only to require companies to classify gig workers as employees but also to pay local, state, and federal taxes in accordance with that classification, as Eater SF notes. Boudin’s civil lawsuit is asking for DoorDash to classify its delivery workers, known as “Dashers,” as employees.

https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-doordash-lawsuit-gig-workers-ab5-2020-6