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Uber, Lyft Ordered to Classify Drivers as Employees


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Uber, Lyft Ordered to Classify Drivers as Employees

A California judge said Monday that ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. shouldn’t classify their drivers as independent contractors, citing the state’s gig-worker law that went into effect this year. The ruling is on hold until the companies have a chance to appeal. California sued the companies in May in California Superior Court,…

A California judge said Monday that ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. shouldn’t classify their drivers as independent contractors, citing the state’s gig-worker law that went into effect this year. The ruling is on hold until the companies have a chance to appeal.

California sued the companies in May in California Superior Court, saying the decision to classify drivers as contractors had deprived them of rights such as paid sick leave and unemployment insurance. Uber and Lyft have asserted that the…

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