Monday, April 11, 2016

That is SO last week

A couple of months ago, ride sharing app Lyft announced it had reached a settlement with drivers that would keep them classified as independent contractors, but pay them more than $12 million to settle their claims.  Last Thursday, the federal judge overseeing the case threw out the settlement, ruling that the proposed settlement did not “fall within the range of reasonableness” and  “shortchanged” both the drivers and the State of California.  While the decision affects only the monetary settlement and not the underlying classification, what happens next has employment lawyers on pins and needles.
In other developments: