Labor Commissioner’s Wage Theft Lawsuits against Uber & Lyft

California’s Labor Commissioner is suing Uber and Lyft for committing wage theft by willfully misclassifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. Misclassification deprives the drivers of basic rights under California labor law. The Labor Commissioner’s lawsuits ask the courts to stop the two companies from misclassifying their drivers and allow the Labor Commissioner to recover unpaid wages and other compensation that drivers are entitled to under the law.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office will post updates on this webpage when there are further developments in the lawsuits.

If you have further questions regarding the Labor Commissioner’s lawsuits, please send an email to or call one of our district offices. Media inquiries should be sent to

October 2020