Uber and Lyft are in the early stages of discussions to possibly turn many of their California drivers into employees.  However, rather than become employees of the companies, the drivers would likely become employees of other businesses. In considering this move, Uber and Lyft have assessed how FedEx Ground Package Systems responded to a 2014 Ninth Circuit decision, Alexander v. FedEx, in which the appellate court found that their drivers were employees under California law.