The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 11st, 2020 morning edition

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Uber and Lyft must reclassify their California drivers as employees under a preliminary injunction granted Monday by a San Francisco judge.

Why it matters: The ride-hailing companies, along with other gig economy firms, are resisting classifying their drivers as employees, which labor advocates say would give the workers greater benefits and rights.

A new California law codified stricter requirements before companies can classify workers as contractors.

The companies are also behind a California ballot measure that would keep drivers as contractors and provide them with some benefits.

"The court’s ruling is stayed for a minimum of 10 days, and we plan to file an immediate emergency appeal on behalf of California drivers.

The vast majority of drivers want to work independently, and we’ve already made significant changes to our app to ensure that remains the case under California law.

Ultimately, we believe this issue will be decided by California voters and that they will side with drivers.". »

Could Kanye West Be Charged With Electoral Fraud?

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But now, his campaign is facing a brand-new hurdle to appear on ballots in November, in the form of suggestions of potential electoral fraud.

West submitted 1,327 signatures to the New Jersey Division of Elections ahead of the July 27 deadline.

No official charges of voter-registration fraud have been filed against West or his campaign as of now. »

Here’s How Much Money the Cast of Friends Makes for Reruns

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Warner Bros executives aren’t the only ones happy with Friends seemingly never-ending success — the cast is, too.

That changed in season two and each cast member made a different amount (which allegedly ranged from $20,000 to $40,000 per episode).

Courteney Cox is right behind her with $120 million, David Schwimmer follows with $85 million, then Matthew Perry at $80 million. »

Beirut explosion: Entire Lebanese government to resign within hours over deadly blast, minister says

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The entire Lebanese cabinet is set to resign over last week’s devastating blast at Beirut port which killed hundreds of people and injured thousands more.

Mr Diab is expected to address to the nation at 7:30 pm local time (5.30pm BST), his office said.

Prior to the full resignation of government at least three ministers had already stepped down including the environment minister Damianos Kattar, who is a close aide of prime minister Diab. »