Uber drivers are employees, doesn’t matter

Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:32am EDT Related: REGULATORY NEWS, MARKETS, MUTUAL FUND CENTER, INDUSTRIALS

Uber drivers are employees, not contractors -Calif. Labor Commission

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/uber-california-idUSL1N0Z30X920150617

There’s a difference between an Uber driver who drives 10-15 hours a week and an Uber driver who drives 40-50 hours a week.

Uber will make that case on appeal, then push hard for the limit to be set around 25-30.

6 months from now, Uber’s data scientists will find a statistical relationship that shows drivers who work less hours provide better customer service. 

Uber will say that in the interests of providing the best experience, its engineers have changed the algorithm that selects drivers to prefer drivers who are under the legally agreed “cap” that divides part-time from full-time drivers.

5 years from now, Uber will launch it’s fleet of self-driving cars, and the whole discussion will be irrelevant.

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