Lyft agrees to double California drivers' lawsuit settlement

Lyft has greater than doubled its unique supply to settle the category motion lawsuit its drivers filed in California in an effort to be acknowledged as staff. The experience-sharing service has agreed to pay them $27 million after a San Francisco District decide deemed the unique settlement quantity of $12.25 million a bit too small. Underneath the unique phrases, each California driver who’s put in a minimum of 30 hours for the corporate is just getting a mean of $1,000. Lyft was compelled to hash out new and extra acceptable phrases with the opposite get together to lastly make the lawsuit go away.

Regardless of the considerably larger quantity, the settlement’s different phrases stay the identical. Drivers working for Lyft will stay unbiased contractors and nonetheless will not be acknowledged as staff. Lyft promised that it’ll solely terminate drivers for numerous predetermined causes, although, together with low passenger scores. Additional, those that persistently do nicely can be rewarded with bonuses.

Supply: Reuters
Protection: Recode