Uber and Lyft Get More Time With Driver Classification Issue from Appeals Court
A California appeals court extended the time Uber and Lyft have to reclassify rideshare drivers as employees, according to CNBC.
This allows Uber and Lyft to delay filing written statements until 5 PM PST on August 25.
On Thursday, Lyft announced that it was suspending its service in California at might PST. “We are glad that the Court of Appeals recognized the important questions raised in this case, and that access to these critical services won’t be cut off while we continue to advocate for drivers’ ability to work with the freedom they want,” an Uber spokesperson said.
Uber and Lyft have both stated that they would have to suspend operations to comply with the court order. Both companies must comply with the new timeline and procedure or the extension will be lifted.
Uber and Lyft are both in support of Proposition 22, a new option on the ballot that exempts ride-hailing and food delivery businesses from listing drivers as employees, but gives them additional benefits. Proposition 22 will be on the ballot on election day.