National Labor Board Memo Says Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees

By | May 15, 2019

  • May 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    EC from California says:
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    Uber drivers misclassified as independent contractors? Very interesting. This is not news though. My thought is this, as an insurance agent/broker, are we employees or contractors? I mean, what are the differences when compare our works to that of Uber drivers? He/she own his/her own car? Work at a schedule he/she desires? Work with competitions? Particularly, we’ve seen our commission gutted to the ridiculers level on the Health ins side since the ACA passed., etc. I think it’s time to switch to become a Uber driver?

    • May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm
      SAK74 says:
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      Uber drivers can drive for Lyft or any other ride share / taxi service they wish to without repercussion. An insurance agent typically only works for one agency and that is all they are able to work for. As an agency owner you aren’t going to help another agency write new business you could write on your own and as an agency employee there is no way you would be allowed to work for and write for two different agencies at the same time! Hence the difference between Uber drivers and insurance agents.

  • May 15, 2019 at 2:03 pm
    Dave says:
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    Obama was wring and Trump’s labor department is right. These are contractors, not employees. Anybody who thinks any differently is delusional. You don’t like the pay, quit, find another job, or find another ride sharing operation to contract with. Simple.

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