In November, California voters passed Prop 22 allowing drivers to remain independent contracts with certain guarantees. Other states are reviewing this legislation with thoughts of bringing it to their state. So what exactly does Prop 22 offer gig drivers?
According to Uber drivers in California will now be receiving the following:
Guaranteed minimum earnings:
- 20% more than the pickup city’s minimum wage
- $0.30 per mile for expenses.*
- No limit to how much you can make, but if you earn less than the guaranteed minimum over 2 weeks, they’ll pay you the difference automatically.**
- If you get into a covered accident, Uber’s insurance will help protect you and your family from financial hardship. Benefits include medical expense coverage, disability payments, survivor benefits.
- With a qualifying plan and an average of at least 15 active hours per week each calendar quarter, you’ll receive a stipend to help pay for your healthcare.
- For both rides and deliveries, drivers will be considered active from the moment you accept a trip until the moment you complete it.
- Deactivation appeals
- Safety course for new drivers
- Required breaks
- Required to go offline for at least 6 consecutive hours if you drive and/or deliver by car for more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period.
It will be interesting to see which states will decide to follow the Golden State.
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