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Uber Lawsuit Verdict: Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees

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TonyAlmeida
927 Rider
 Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

I am realizing how many drivers missed this news in September where a US judge determined that Uber drivers are independent contractors rather than employees.  Here are a few articles from a few months ago.

Remember that these decisions are a state-level discussion so how these decisions affect will depend on where you reside.

Here's the IRS guideline on how to determine if you are an employee or a contractor. It's broken down into three areas, behavioral control, financial control, and relationship. 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/understanding-employee-vs-contractor-designation

Here's a good list of questions that are being discussed.

  • Does the company control or have the right to control what the worker does and how the worker does the job?
  • Does the company control the business aspects of the worker’s job?  These include arrangements like how the worker is paid, whether expenses are reimbursed, and who provides tools and supplies.
  • Is there a written contract or employee benefits such as a pension plan, insurance, or vacation pay?
  • Will the relationship continue and is the work a key aspect of the business?

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I am realizing how many drivers missed this news in September where a US judge determined that Uber drivers are independent contractors rather than employees.  Here are a few articles from a few months ago.

Remember that these decisions are a state-level discussion so how these decisions affect will depend on where you reside.

Here's the IRS guideline on how to determine if you are an employee or a contractor. It's broken down into three areas, behavioral control, financial control, and relationship. 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/understanding-employee-vs-contractor-designation

Here's a good list of questions that are being discussed.

  • Does the company control or have the right to control what the worker does and how the worker does the job?
  • Does the company control the business aspects of the worker’s job?  These include arrangements like how the worker is paid, whether expenses are reimbursed, and who provides tools and supplies.
  • Is there a written contract or employee benefits such as a pension plan, insurance, or vacation pay?
  • Will the relationship continue and is the work a key aspect of the business?

(source)

Read less...

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    DDominico69
    149 Driver
     1 week ago

    dunno. just pay us more, please. i dont care.