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  • a legal blow to uber and Lyft, A California appeals court unanimously ruled Thursday that the right hailing companies must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees.

  • It all began in May.

  • That's when California sued the two companies for not complying with a state law that aims to reclassify at based workers as employees who are entitled to benefits such as unemployment insurance and the minimum wage.

  • A California judge in August ordered the companies to reclassify their drivers as employees.

  • Uber and Lyft filed an appeal threatening to leave the state.

  • The appeals court judges ruled ubers and lifts misclassification irreparably harmed drivers because they missed out on employee benefits as independent contractors.

  • Lyft and Uber said they were considering all legal options, including an appeal.

  • The court ruling will not go into effect before a November 3rd company sponsored ballot initiative that will let voters decide the future status of gig workers.

  • Still, the decision narrows the company's options should their ballot failed.

a legal blow to uber and Lyft, A California appeals court unanimously ruled Thursday that the right hailing companies must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees.

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