Lyft Inc. News

Uber, Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers as Employees, Rules California Appeals Court

A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not take effect before a Nov. 3 company-sponsored …

California Court Ruling Offers Way for Voters to Stave Off Shutdown of Uber, Lyft

A California appeals court ruling on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and pay to voters in a November ballot measure. The last-minute ruling, in …

Uber and Lyft Lose Bid to Delay California Driver Injunction

A California judge on Thursday refused to give Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. more time to appeal his decision forcing them to classify drivers in that state as employees, which they have said would necessitate restructuring their businesses. At …

California Judge Blocks Uber, Lyft From Classifying Drivers as Contractors

A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. The judge signaled last week he might be leaning against …

Lyft Settles Disabled Discrimination Claims in California

Lyft Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated federal law when some of its drivers refused to give rides to people using folding walkers or collapsible wheelchairs in the Los Angeles area, the U.S. attorney’s office announced. The …

Uber, Lyft Pledge $60M to Fight Possible California Labor Ballot

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are putting $60 million behind a potential ballot measure to ensure they don’t have to reclassify their California drivers as employees. The ride-hailing giants and other gig companies that rely on contractors who aren’t …

Companies See New York as Scooter Haven; NYC Says Not So Fast

Four companies – Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Bird Rides Inc. and Lime – are aggressively lobbying in New York to legalize electric scooters, considered both perilous play-rides of the well-off and one of many alternative transportation solutions. They’re pouring …

BMW, Intel & Parts Maker Delphi to Develop Self-Driving Platform

German automaker BMW AG, U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and parts maker Delphi Automotive PLC on Tuesday said they would collaborate on development of a highly-automated self-driving platform for BMW, with Delphi handling integration of components and software. BMW said the …

Drivers Sue After Uber, Lyft Exit Austin

Former Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers in Austin, Texas, have accused the ride-hailing companies of breaking a federal law by abruptly halting operations in the city after voters backed a measure requiring them to fingerprint drivers. The lawsuits …

Judge Questions Lyft’s Revised Pay Deal with California Drivers

Lyft Inc. may have more work to do to win court approval of a settlement with 163,000 California drivers who sued to be treated as employees. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco on Thursday indicated he’s hesitant to …