SAN FRANCISCO — Homejoy Inc. is the latest company in the sharing economy that will have to defend the way it classifies its workers after being hit with two suits accusing the house-cleaning platform of violating California labor laws. The complaints—one a proposed employee class action and the other filed under the Private Attorneys General Act—claim San Francisco-based Homejoy fails to pay its workers minimum wage or overtime, denies workers legally mandated breaks and requires house cleaners to incur their own business-related expenses, among other infractions.

Homejoy has skirted the legal obligations, the suits allege, by misclassifying its “cleaning professionals” as independent contractors, rather than employees.

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