Wednesday December 05, 2018

New York Passes Minumum Wage Law for Uber and Lyft Drivers

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has reportedly passed a law designed to enforce a minimum hourly wage for app-based driving services, like Uber and Lyft. The formula proposed in the document guarantees $27.86 per hour, but that actually works out to about $17.22 per hour after "expenses." As expected, the The New York Taxi Workers Alliance praised the decision, while Uber and Lyft aren't particularly happy about it. Thanks to cageymaru for the tip.

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Lyft believes all drivers should earn a livable wage and we are committed to helping drivers reach their goals. Unfortunately, the TLC's proposed pay rules will undermine competition by allowing certain companies to pay drivers lower wages, and disincentive drivers from giving rides to and from areas outside Manhattan. These rules would be a step backward for New Yorkers, and we urge the TLC to reconsider them.