On Tuesday, Lyft announced that it would settle a class-action lawsuit that was filed by the company's drivers back in 2013. The drives filed the lawsuit in an effort to be considered full-time employees of the company. Lyft will now have to pay $12.25 million to the workers who were listed in the suit. In addition, the settlement included a clause that the company can no longer fire employees at will.
See Mike Isaac, The New York Times, January 27, 2016