Thursday, June 18, 2015

California Says Uber Driver is an Employee

It was only a week ago that I saw a request for information on how Uber drivers were defined. This appears in today's New York Times:


California Says Uber Driver Is Employee, Not a Contractor

1 comment: said...

Everyone had to know that the government’s ruling would come out this way. Compare how much money the government gets from Uber or Lyft when drivers are classified as employees vs. contractors. When funds are disbursed via payroll, government gets payroll tax, in addition to other goodies. When funds are disbursed via accounts payable, such as to a contractor, there are fewer taxes.