Dara Khosrowshahi

Uber will fight to keep its drivers as independent contractors after California passed a bill forcing “gig economy” companies to treat their workers as employees.
Assembly Bill 5 “does not automatically reclassify any ride-share drivers from independent contractors to employees,” Uber’s chief legal officer told reporters on Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Uber drivers are “properly classified as independent,” Tony West said, adding the ride-hailing giant will “respond to claims of misclassification in arbitration and in court.”
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Uber will fight to keep its drivers as independent contractors after California passed a bill forcing “gig economy” companies to treat their workers as employees.

State senators recently passed Assembly Bill 5, which threatens to reclassify hundreds of thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers in California as employees — entitling them to benefits such as a minimum hourly wage and unemployment insurance, and potentially setting a precedent for other states to follow. The law is expected to be approved and take effect on January 1.

The bill “does not automatically reclassify any (ride-hailing) drivers from independent contractors to employees,” Uber’s chief legal officer, Tony West, told reporters on Wednesday, according to …read more


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