Thursday March 12, 2015

Uber, Lyft To Courts: Drivers Are Not Employees

What employees? These are just people that like driving other people around. Heck, we barely consider them people let alone employees. big grin

U.S. District Judges Edward Chen and Vince Chhabria in San Francisco federal court said in the two rulings that it would be up to juries to determine what the companies’ drivers are. If they’re employees, as separate lawsuits claim, Uber and Lyft would likely have to reimburse them for expenses like gas and vehicle maintenance, and force them to pay Social Security, workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance.