Comment from Behdad Moradi

I strongly believe that if you are an “independent contractor” you have given up the right to be an employee and be subject to rules and regulations of an employer re guarding your wages, the hours worked or requirements by the employer to provide you with any incentives(health insurance, retirement plan etc…). As an independent, it falls on me to secure my future and any incentives I wish to have. If I was planning to be an employee, then I would get a regular job, like anyone else, and work a regular schedule and get paid my minimum wage. However, that is not what I signed up for. I enjoy my freedom of showing up to work ,whenever I want and however I want as an independent contractor. There is no guarantee, that if I become an “employee” that I will make the money I am making now. The only guarantee is I will make at least minimum wage. For me , that is not enough. The uber platform might just pay you minimum wage, and have you drive around all day and not receive any calls or rides. While, on the other hand, my chances of making more money are higher as an independent contractor. Currently, I make between $25-$30 per hour on the average. Why would I want to give that up?
I strongly disagree with the decision or the proposal to make me work as an employee, especially for Uber or any other driving platform….if this does become law, I would probably quit driving as an Uber or Lyft driver all together.

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-1185 | 22-Oct-20

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