January 21, 2020

Dan Handman Weighs in on Uber to Wall Street Journal

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s Dan Handman was quoted in a January 21, 2020 Wall Street Journal article entitled “Uber Tests Feature Allowing Some California Drivers to Set Fares.”

Handman was asked whether Uber’s new policy strengthens one of the three requirements under A.B. 5 that Uber must meet in order to avoid reclassifying drivers as employees: that they are free from the control.

“It could be a game-changer for that,” Handman said. “But whether or not they can also use this to show that drivers are outside their normal course of business is questionable.”

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Dan Handman is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hirschfeld Kraemer. He can be reached at dhandman@hkemploymentlaw.com, or (310) 255-1820.