Uber and Lyft threatened to shut down by judge
Written By Zaina Cummins
Uber and Lyft, both headquartered in San Francisco, California, are under legal fire to reclassify
Being defiant, Uber and Lyft had threatened to halt all of their riding services throughout the state of California as a reaction to a judge who ordered both companies to reclassify their drivers and employees.
Yet hours before the start of the ride-hailing shutdown, the appeals court issued Uber and Lyft a partial suspension, enabling them to continue to run until the court considered their appeal. Oral proceedings are scheduled for mid-October in the event.
Matt Kallman, a spokesman for Uber explained his relief, “We are glad that the court of appeal recognized the important questions raised in this case, and that access to these critical services won’t be cut off while we continue to advocate for drivers’ ability to work with the freedom they want.”
Uber and Lyft have become a very reliable transportation to many citizens. It has also become a very effective side job for others as well, and that is the problem. Small gig jobs need to be classified as actual jobs in order to receive employment benefits according to a state labor law
The personal choice of Uber and Lyft boycott the judge’s decision by shutting down their services both is necessary in proving their point of giving employment benefits to gig workers. This case can be the guinea pig for situations similar; past, present and future.
Nevertheless, a fight like this can drag on for months. The appeals court considers the company’s petitions to reverse a judge’s decision to hire drivers, although it is not known whether the court will make a judgment. The court directed Uber and Lyft to submit plans for the hiring of workers by early September, in the event that the court does not rule in their favor.
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