Lyft suspends service in California after fallout from worker compensation ruling

One of the top ride-hailing apps in the country is suspending its service in California after a judge ruled it must classify drivers as employees instead of independent contractors.

Starting at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, Lyft will suspend service to riders in the West Coast state as it attempts to appeal a preliminary injunction that the company argues will severely stunt profitability.

“We don’t want to suspend operations,” Lyft stated in its announcement. “We are going to keep up the fight for a benefits model that works for all drivers and our riders. We’ve spent hundreds
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