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Drivers to become Employees?

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sally
97 Driver
 Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

This is a pretty big deal. 

"The state assembly in California passed legislation on Wednesday that would require employers to recognize hundreds of thousands of gig workers as employees and could have far-reaching implications for contractors across the US."

Nothing is finalized yet but if this does go through in CA, I bet other states will follow suit.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/29/california-bill-gives-employee-status-to-contract-workers

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    Wes
    1581 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    This has been tested countless times and Uber has won every time, BUT, it does seem that California is not giving up the fight!

    I'm hoping that ultimately and eventually Uber will have two classes of drivers - employee's and contractors.  So the majority of folks (like myself) who only drive occasionally can be a contractor while those seeking Uber as a full time gig would become employees.  But we need to remember, as an employee, Uber will completely OWN you whereas as a contractor, we can do whatever we want.

    I LIKE being able to choose my own Uber days!!!

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      RedANT
      1075 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Agreed.  In addition to that, those that choose "employee" status would most likely also be restricted from working on competitor platforms.  

      I don't want to be an employee.  I just want to be a contractor who is treated and compensated fairly.  

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        johnblotter
        94 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        Oh good point regarding being restricted to use other platforms.

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        Wes
        1581 Rider Driver
         1 year ago

        Based on the recent news that Uber has lost over a billion dollars in their first quarter we can assume there will be no positive compensation changes that benefit the drivers anytime soon!

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          wraiththe
          200 Driver
           1 year ago

          It seems naïve.  Also, when the write off is the only thing that even allows you to keep any of the money earned... what would being an employee do to that?    I just wish they would stop saying our earnings include the charges they take out.

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            Wes
            1581 Rider Driver
             1 year ago

            Even as an employee you would still be able to deduct your mileage as an expense unless Uber elects to provide a car and expense account which we all know would NEVER happen.  I'm an "employee" as my day job of 30 years and I deduct every mile driven (as  a salesmen).  

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    breakingbread
    234 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    I feel like this has happened before or before? I'm not holding my breath.