The state of California and some cities are suing Uber and Lyft for misclassifying their drivers as contractors and denying them access to employee benefits like unemployment insurance, which is especially needed during the pandemic.
Reporter: Sam Harnett, KQED
Advocates Call For Prisoner Release As Inmate Cases Grow
More than 200 prisoners at California Institution for Men in San Bernardino County have tested positive for COVID-19 along with 44 staff members. One inmate has died, while four have been released. Prison officials say another 287 inmates have tests pending.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED
Children With Undocumented Parents Are Being Denied Federal Aid
A federal law providing coronavirus emergency aid discriminates against millions of U.S. citizen kids by denying them payments because their parents are undocumented. That’s according to a class-action lawsuit on behalf of these children -- including roughly 1 million in California.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED
Rural Counties Defy Governor's Stay-At-Home Orders
Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that he’s given permission for more beaches in Orange County to reopen after reaching agreement with local officials. But the governor is unhappy with other counties that are defying state health orders.
Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED
Debt Collectors To Cash In On Coronavirus
A new study from the Pew Research Center predicts that debt collections will grow dramatically in the pandemic’s aftermath, and debt collectors are likely to sue to get other assets.
Reporter: Adhiti Bandlamudi, KQED