New Jersey Says Uber Drivers Are NOT Independent Contractors
Updated: Jan 3
Last week, it was reported that New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The classification of the drivers as employees and not independent contractors impacts the drivers, the company, and also the rider.
The full implications of NJ’s ruling on liability coverage, medical coverage and workers’ compensation for the passengers, drivers and Company are not yet known. If you are in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft, the ride sharing companies already must provide significant insurance coverage or limits to their drivers and passengers injured from accidents.