Uber and Lyft Drivers Not Independent Contractors, Judges Say.

Where independent contractors have characteristics of independent contractors and employees, those contractors will be classified as employees, Uber and Lyft are finding out. See article here. These IC issues will be a real challenge for Uber’s and Lyft’s business models, requiring thoughtful restructuring to comply with IC law, or ditching of the IC business model. The problem of hybrid contractors, and the resulting reclassification of those contractors as employees by agencies and courts, is hardly just an Uber/Lyft problem. It’s a common problem and it is the reason why half compliance with IC law, or even substantial compliance, is often no compliance at all. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

phone: (206) 569-4920 | email: info@mercerlawpllc.com