Uber and LYFT will be able to postpone until 5 p.m. on August 25 to submit a written statement agreeing to the expedited procedures specified in the order. < p > < p > California has previously issued an order requiring Uber and LYFT to reclassify their online car Hailing drivers into full-time employees. A California judge last week issued an ultimatum to the companies to reclassify their online car Hailing drivers into full-time employees by Friday. Uber and LYFT executives warned last week that they may have to suspend services to comply with the order, which means restructuring their businesses and re hiring workers. < p > < p > in May, California sued Uber and LYFT for violating a state law that requires the companies to treat their online car Hailing drivers as full-time employees, rather than as independent contractors. As a full-time employee, online car Hailing drivers will be eligible for sick leave and other benefits.