Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday December 10, 2015

States Pass Laws Backing Uber's View Of Drivers As Contractors

It looks like good news for Uber for a change. Sure, the company is still facing a class-action lawsuit in California but at least there won't be lawsuits in these states.

State legislators in Ohio and Florida are moving ahead with regulations governing Uber and other ride services that would designate all drivers as independent contractors, bolstering a critical but much-disputed aspect of Uber's business model. The states would join North Carolina, Arkansas, and Indiana in requiring the contractor designation as part of new laws governing so-called transportation network companies, a Reuters review of state legislation showed.