RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Barring 11th-hour intervention by an appeals court, Riverside County residents who rely on ride-hailing services Lyft or Uber for their travels could be searching for alternative forms of transportation beginning at midnight. Both companies have hinted they will halt all California operations at midnight tonight in response to a legal dispute over whether drivers should be classified as employees or independent contractors. The passage of Assembly Bill 5, along with a ruling by a San Francisco-based judge earlier this month, requires that drivers be considered employees, assuring them wage and other benefits. The companies, however, are fighting that switch, claiming it will rob drivers of the independence to set their own hours, instead forcing them to adhere to set sc
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