Lyft to reclassify their drivers in the state as employees

Lyft Gift Cards for Sale In a blow to Uber and Lyft a California appeals court said Thursday that the companies must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors affirming an earlier court decision.The ruling marks a significant development in a months-long legal fight between the companies and the state of California which in May sued Uber and Lyft and claimed they were in violation of state law. It also puts greater pressure on the companies to successfully pass their California ballot measure which seeks to exempt them from the law.

Where to buy Lyft Gift Cards Lyft and Epic an electronic health record firm are partnering to help alleviate patients’ transportation barriers to healthcare services.The ride-sharing giant said Thursday it is “integrating with Epic,” which is used by thousands of U.S. hospitals and health systems across the country for non-emergency medical transportation. The companies said the new “Lyft for Epic” will make it easier for healthcare providers to order a Lyft ride on behalf of a patient. Financial terms of Lyft’s relationship with Epic weren’t disclosed.

In August a California court ordered Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers in the state as employees delivering a win to the state. At the time both companies had threatened to shut down if they were forced to reclassify their workers.The ruling prompted the companies to appeal. But Associate Justice Jon Streeter of the appellate court wrote in his decision Thursday that the injunction restraining Uber and Lyft from classifying their drivers as independent contractors was valid.

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