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Monday March 21, 2016

Lyft Would Owe Drivers An Extra $126M If They Were Employees?

Lawyers representing Lyft drivers in a class-action suit in California claim the ride sharing company would owe drivers $126 million if they were classified as employees.

In a class action against the company, drivers for ride-hailing service Lyft won two important things: the right to not be removed from the service without being told why, and a $12.25 million settlement. The interesting thing about that figure, though, is that the lawyers’ own research shows that being given "employee" status would mean that drivers were owed an average of $835 each, or a total of $126 million for just the employees in California.