Uber CEO says its service will probably shut down temporarily in California if it’s forced to classify drivers as employees

www.cnbc.com/2020/08/12/uber-may-shut-down-temporarily-in-california.html

  • Uber would likely shut down temporarily for several months if a court does not overturn a recent ruling requiring it to classify its drivers as full-time employees, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle Wednesday on MSNBC.
  • Uber and rival Lyft both have about a week left to appeal a preliminary injunction granted by a California judge on Monday that will prohibit the companies from classifying their drivers as independent workers.
  • If the appeal doesn’t work out for Uber, it will bank on voters to determine its fate in voting on on Proposition 22, which would exempt drivers for app-based transportation and delivery companies from being considered employees.