Uber driver Edward Nkansnh on California street in San Francisco on April 3, 2020. Nkansnh has suffered substantially less riders, instead replacing it with Uber Eats food delivery. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM) Uber driver Edward Nkansnh on California street in San Francisco on April 3, 2020. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM)

California’s attorney general and the city attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have alleged that Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. have violated California law by classifying drivers as independent contractors.

In a lawsuit filed on May 5 in the San Francisco Superior Court, the state and city lawyers assert that the ride-hailing companies have exploited hundreds of thousands of California workers.

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