Wednesday January 27, 2016

Lyft Paying $12.25M To Settle Drivers' Lawsuit In CA

Lyft has agreed to pay $12.25 million to its drivers in California and change the way they are treated. The new rules will go into effect immediately and settlement pay outs will be based on the number of hours drivers in California have worked for Lyft.

The California drivers who filed the lawsuit against the company wanted to be reclassified as employees in order to receive minimum wage and benefits, as well as to get Lyft to pay for their gas and vehicle maintenance. While they've unfortunately failed to get their status changed -- they're still considered contractors -- drivers in the state will get part of the settlement fund based on the hours they've put into working for the company.