Uber and Lyft have been granted a temporary reprieve with a last minute California appeals court ruling.
The court granted the ride share companies an emergency stay to give them more time to appeal a ruling that would have them re-classify their drivers as employees.
Both companies maintain that changing the status of their employees from contract workers would put them out of business.
The court's decision came just hours after Lyft announced it would be suspending its service throughout the state and Uber threatened to do the same.
After the new ruling, Lyft reversed its decision.