Will Uber be paying FICA on those wages?
Good catch. Perhaps they will use the argument that drivers have to drive 40 hours a week to qualify. lolDid anyone else notice Uber's statement used the phrase "Full-time drivers"? That seem's to be foretelling the direction they will take when fighting this legislation, as they most assuredly will. Guessing there will be stiffer requirements for drivers to get the $17.22 before expenses...hours worked, cancellation/acceptance rate thresholds, driver ratings, stiffer vehicle requirements, etc...
I'm curious to see how this unfolds and is a step in the right direction...could be something that happens across the U.S. eventually.
they can't afford to cancel any drivers, I think the rule itself will need to be cleaned up to ensure it's applied correctly so drivers can't abuse it and Uber and Lyft can't screw driversYou’re right, it doesn’t say we’re employees, it’s inferred however that with min wage drivers would be. I mean 2 bucks goes for paid time off, sounds like employees to me. I can see tons of deactivations or limitations to the amount of drivers on the road. They will probably implement driver hourly blocks, similar to amazon prime. Those that are able to profit the company stay and those that are costing the company will get the boot. Uber isn’t charity. It’s there to make money. Either by deactivating drivers or limiting them and allowing prices to increase while paying them a flat rate with the new surge model. So many possibilities. I don’t doubt the evil that Uber.
NYC Uber partners are basically full time. They get TLC plates, license and insurance. Can't do that and just diddle around, it's about a $4000 investment just to get your car TLC compliant.Good catch. Perhaps they will use the argument that drivers have to drive 40 hours a week to qualify. lol
they can't afford to cancel any drivers, I think the rule itself will need to be cleaned up to ensure it's applied correctly so drivers can't abuse it and Uber and Lyft can't screw drivers
we all need to see the details before we can see how it's going to affect us
uh no they did not. the $15/hr does not apply to boober drivers.True, but state where the rule specifically establishes that drivers are employees rather than just establishing a minimum wage.
Keep in mind that Seattle established a minimum wage for drivers while not establishing that drivers are employees. Granted, it's on hold while being challenged but that was what it does.
They are going to treat NYC drivers as employees without changing IC status.As far as Uber trying to get employee status that is one of the very last things they would want. They would be held to many more financial obligations then they currently are and that would hit them big time bottom line.
Still trying to find the details on their deadhead compensation.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/04/nyc-minimum-pay-wage-uber-lyft-drivers/&ved=2ahUKEwiJjJfygYffAhUBHzQIHcTsCroQqOcBMAB6BAgLEAQ&usg=AOvVaw0Fsdm0Vd1t1odLOu5DQFfi
In addition, drivers must be paid MORE for rides where they take people out of the city and have to deadhead back.
They already do.... do you really fall for the “partner line”? Like I said the Pro program is the real one that treats drivers like employees. Look at how the tier system is set up. How you fall below acceptance or cancelation you get dropped down and incentives like trip durations and support taken from you.. I would even say the practice of throttling back rides is in many ways treating drivers like employees.. the old time out thing for turning down rides .
With Uber Pro you already are treated as an employee. Uber Pro MANDATES your cancel rate MUST be under 4%
It was a horrible idea when government got involved in food service and required workers to wash their hands after using the bathroom, wasn't it?No matter how many times governmental involvement in business results in the exact opposite of the intent, some idiots persist in believing the approach will
Add in Car Seat Laws for infantsIt was a horrible idea when government got involved in food service and required workers to wash their hands after using the bathroom, wasn't it?
It was a dumb idea when the FDA (a government entity) insisted on childproof caps on medication, right? All that unnecessary regulation leading to extra expense.
What a stupid idea school zone speed limits are! Just another example of government sticking their noses in when they are not needed, right Karen?
New York only had 6 driver suicides last year. Just six!!! Stupid politicians!