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LYFT’S ZIMMER TALKS FUTURE OF WORKPLACE, ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing appbased companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from what many anticipated would be crippling expenses.

The outcome was viewed as a defeat by labor leaders who hoped to cement a California law which would have given drivers benefits such as overtime and sick days. Ride-hailing and delivery companies won an exception, arguing drivers enjoy flexibility as contractors and threatening to leave California if they had to pay a full slate of employee benefits.

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