New Law Makes Uber and Lyft Drivers Official Employees

Jun 18, 2020


Welcome to the page of the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr where we discuss the recently passed law that makes Uber and Lyft drivers official employees. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the details of this new law, its implications for drivers, and the impact it has on their company benefits.

Understanding the New Law

The new law, which was passed by the state legislature on [date], reclassifies Uber and Lyft drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. This decision has significant consequences for the ride-hailing industry and the gig economy as a whole.

The Purpose of the Law

The main purpose of the law is to protect the rights and provide better working conditions for Uber and Lyft drivers who have long been classified as independent contractors. By classifying them as employees, the law ensures that drivers receive certain benefits and protections that were previously denied to them.

Impact on Uber and Lyft Drivers

Under the new law, Uber and Lyft drivers will now be eligible for benefits such as minimum wage, overtime pay, health insurance, and retirement plans. They will also be entitled to worker's compensation coverage and protection against unfair termination. Additionally, this means that drivers will have access to stronger legal remedies in cases of wrongdoing or misconduct by their employers.

Benefits for Uber and Lyft Drivers

With this new law in place, Uber and Lyft drivers can expect several advantages:

1. Minimum Wage Protection

Uber and Lyft drivers, as official employees, will now be guaranteed a minimum wage. This ensures that drivers receive fair compensation for their time and effort.

2. Overtime Compensation

Drivers who exceed their normal working hours will be entitled to overtime pay. This provides an incentive for companies to manage the working hours of their employees responsibly.

3. Health Insurance and Retirement Plans

The new law mandates that Uber and Lyft must offer health insurance and retirement plans to their drivers. This helps to provide financial security and peace of mind for drivers in the long run.

4. Worker's Compensation

Employees are now covered by worker's compensation, which provides medical benefits and wage replacement in case of job-related injuries or illnesses. This ensures that drivers receive proper care and protection in the event of an accident.

5. Protection against Unfair Termination

Previously, independent contractors could be terminated without cause or warning. Now, as employees, Uber and Lyft drivers will enjoy protection against unfair termination. This means they can challenge any unjust dismissals and seek appropriate legal remedies.

Contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr

If you are an Uber or Lyft driver and have questions or concerns regarding the new law, it is crucial to seek professional legal advice. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr specializes in employment and labor law, and our experienced team is here to assist you in understanding your rights and navigating the legal landscape.

With years of experience advocating for employees, our firm has a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding labor laws. We are committed to ensuring that your voice is heard and that you receive the benefits and protections you deserve as an Uber or Lyft driver.

Contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case with our knowledgeable attorneys. Don't let yourself be taken advantage of – take action and protect your rights.


The new law making Uber and Lyft drivers official employees is a significant step towards improving the working conditions and benefits for those in the ride-hailing industry. By being classified as employees, drivers now have access to various rights and protections, ensuring fair treatment and better job security.

If you have questions or need legal representation in matters related to employment law, including the new law for Uber and Lyft drivers, don't hesitate to reach out to the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of workers and providing them with the legal support they deserve.

Sean Holt
Looks like a game changer for Uber and Lyft drivers! 👏🚗 Employment benefits on the horizon! 🎉
Nov 11, 2023