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Lyft drivers entitled to US$126m in expense claims, court told

Each of them would have recouped an average US$835 over past 4 years if they had been classified as employees
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:50

A Lyft driver in Sacramento, California, responding to a ride request. In a statement, Lyft said a recent survey showed that 82 per cent of drivers preferred being classified as independent contractors.

San Francisco

DRIVERS who worked for ride-hailing service Lyft in California during the past four years would have been entitled to an estimated US$126 million in expense reimbursements had they been employees rather than contractors, court documents show.

Lyft drivers would have

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