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Lyft settles California driver lawsuit over employment status

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Ride-hailing service Lyft has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California filed by drivers seeking to be classified as employees, according to a court filing late on Tuesday.

[SAN FRANCISCO] Ride-hailing service Lyft has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California filed by drivers seeking to be classified as employees, according to a court filing late on Tuesday.

The settlement, which would have to be approved by a San Francisco federal judge, provides for Lyft to pay US$12.25 million, as well as give drivers notice if they are to be deactivated from the platform.

REUTERS