Lyft loses effort to block NYC’s driver wage rule

Lyft’s effort to block New York City’s first-in-the-nation minimum wage rules for drivers was blocked by a state judge Wednesday, according to Business Insider. Judge Andrea Masley ruled that Lyft’s lawsuit, which was filed in January, was insufficient to overturn the rules that went into effect February.
Under the law that went into effect in February, ride-hail companies must pay drivers at least $17.22 an hour after expenses. The pay formula uses a so-called utilization rate, which accounts for the share of time a driver spends with passengers in their vehicles compared to time spent idle and waiting for a fare.
Lyft claims that it supports the spirit of the law
Lyft claims that it supports the spirit of the law to raise wages for…

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