Uber may temporarily shut down in California over new driver ruling

Uber may temporarily shut down in California over new driver ruling

Dara Khosrowshahi rings the opening bell during Uber's initial public offering in New York on May 10. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc would likely shut down temporarily in California for several months if a court does not overturn a recent ruling requiring it to classify its drivers as full-time employees, CNBC reported on Wednesday.

“If the court doesn’t reconsider, then in California, it’s hard to believe we’ll be able to switch our model to full-time employment quickly,” the report added, citing Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi’s interview with MSNBC.

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