About: California driver considered as employees
Uber must submit a driver $ 4,000. However, this decision by the labor authority of California, the company could have been much more expensive. After all, the Commission ruled that Uber- drivers must be regarded as employees of the company.
An authorities – decision in the Uber- hometown of San Francisco could undermine the business model of the controversial dispatcher mediator. The labor authority of California found that the driver of Uber must be regarded as employees of the company and not as an independent contractor. Uber wants to lodge an appeal against it, as the financial service Bloomberg reports.
The decision was triggered by the dispute an earlier driver with Uber, who demanded money from the company. The company found itself under no obligation to pay a salary, because drivers are independent supplier. The platform only serves to convey their services.
The Authority countered Uber dictating important conditions such as the age of the car or who come as a driver in question. Therefore Uber had all obtained in the exercise of their labor costs, such as motorway tolls reimburse its drivers. The company must now pay more the woman $ 4,000.
For Uber’s role is as a mediation platform is a key element of the business model to avoid also to strict regulation requirements for classic taxi industry.
Uber applies with an estimated 50 billion US dollars, the equivalent of about 44 billion euros, as one of the most valuable start-ups at all. However, active in over 50 countries business encounters again and again to the resistance of the judiciary and an established taxi company that their existence basis see endangered by Uber. If all future Uber drivers are considered as regular employees, so come to the company -sensitive costs for the provision of its offer to.