When big gig companies like Uber and Lyft misclassify their employees as “contractors” it robs those workers of unemployment insurance and workers compensation protection. That leaves taxpayers on the hook.
The stakes are huge
According to a 2020 study conducted by the University of California, if Uber and Lyft had followed the law that requires they treat drivers as employees, these two companies would have paid $413 million into the state’s Unemployment Insurance fund between 2014 and 2019.
The law is clear
The California Supreme Court, Attorney General, the Legislature and the Governor have all found Uber, Lyft and other gig companies are breaking the law. Instead of complying like all other businesses do, they want to rewrite the law.
Gig workers lose their rights
If Uber and Lyft followed the law, workers would have the rights and protections they deserve. Period.