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word collage about gig jobs The lawsuit follows several filed by California city attorneys in recent years targeting the worker-classification practices of gig-economy companies. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The district attorneys for Los Angeles and San Francisco on Wednesday sued online housecleaning and home-repair service company Handy Technologies Inc. for allegedly misclassifying its workers as independent contractors.

Chesa Boudin of San Francisco and George Gascón of Los Angeles have asked a San Francisco County Superior Court judge for penalties and injunctive relief that would force New York-based Handy to provide minimum wage, workplace protections and other benefits to thousands of workers in California.

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