A California appeals court has extended the time ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft will have to comply with an order requiring them to classify their drivers as employees.
The extension gives Uber and Lyft until 5 p.m. PST on August 25 to file statements agreeing to the procedures in the order.
Lyft had announced earlier on Thursday that it would have to suspend operations in California due to a law requiring the company to classify its drivers as employees. While it is unclear if the extension will reverse Lyft's suspension, Uber said it would continue to operate in the state.
"We are glad that the Court of Appeals recognized the important questions raised in this case, and that access to these critical services won't be cut off while we continue to advocate for drivers' ability to work with the freedom they want," an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.
? Uber and Lyft's stock rose by more than 6% after the order.