Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2020, 9:23 PM

Uber, Lyft Seek to Undo Driver Status Order After Election Win

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

Rideshare giants Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc. want a California appeals court to rehear and reverse its order in a labor case following the approval of a ballot measure excluding drivers from a state law classifying gig workers as employees.

The California Court of Appeal, First District, ordered Uber and Lyft in October to comply with Assembly Bill 5, which would force them to reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors.

But a ballot measure approved by California voters Nov. 3 eliminates the basis for the injunction, Uber said in a motion for rehearing.

Proposition 22, which ...