A California judge has granted a preliminary injunction that requires Uber and Lift to stop classifying their workers as independent contractors, according to CNBC. The companies have requested a brief stay for the appeal process. The injunction came from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as part of a lawsuit against the companies for violating Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which was created for the very reason to reclassify workers as full-time employees. Uber and Lyft stand to pay costly benefits if they are compelled to make this change. In the New York Times, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi shared an opinion piece where he voiced a need for compromise. He supported companies setting up a fund, so that gig workers have access to cover healthcare benefits and other such necessities.