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Uber, Lyft Driver Status Case Won’t Get State Top Court Review

Feb. 11, 2021, 12:34 AM

In a blow to California gig companies, the state’s Supreme Court said Wednesday it won’t review an injunction requiring Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to classify drivers as employees in a lawsuit alleging that the platforms misclassify their workers.

California sued the gig companies in San Francisco, seeking to force them to comply with Assembly Bill 5, which requires them to classify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. The California Court of Appeal, First District, upheld an injunction despite arguments that the order is no longer appropriate after Proposition 22 was approved by voters in November.

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