The Real Issue

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 15, 2016

Dear Editor,
    The issue for Uber and Lyft concerns whether drivers could, under employment law, not meet the criteria for independent contractors. If Uber and Lyft require fingerprinting, this would add to the arrangement looking like an employer and an employee. Employees have rights and benefits that independent contractors do not. Recent legal actions against the companies in California relate to this issue.
Kay McAllister
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