August 20, 2020

Uber rival Lyft to suspend California service

San Francisco (AFP) – Uber rival Lyft said Thursday it will suspend its rideshare service in California rather than classify drivers as employees entitled to benefits¬†under a new law.The decision to sideline service by day’s end came as Uber and Lyft awaited a decision by an appeals court that could keep them from having to comply with the new law by Friday.”This is not something we wanted to do,” Lyft said in a blog post.A judge gave them until the end of Thursday to reclassify drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, which both companies argue is too complex and costly to do …


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