Proposition 22, Effort To Re-Classifying App-Based Drivers, PassesProposition 22 has passed, the Associated Press has reported. App-based drivers will be classified as “independent contractors,” instead of “employees."
Proposition 22: Exempts App-Based Transportation And Delivery Company From Providing Employee Benefits To Certain DriversProposition 22 classifies app-based drivers as “independent contractors,” instead of “employees,” and provides independent-contractor drivers other compensation, unless certain criteria are met. There could be a minor increase in state income taxes paid by rideshare and delivery company drivers and investors.
$185M Spent By Gig Economy Giants Uber, Lyft And Others To Try And Pass Prop. 22The amount of financing behind the ballot measure — the most expensive proposition in the state's history according to Ballotpedia — underscores how important its passage is to the future of the businesses.