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New York City Enacts Nation’s First Minimum Compensation Regulation for Ride Hailing Apps

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New York City's ride-hailing minimum compensation regulation is the first in the nation

On December 4, 2018, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (T&LC) announced new driver income and transparency rules for drivers of popular ride hailing apps Uber, Lyft, Via, and Gett/Juno. The new rules are anticipated by the T&LC to go into effect in mid-January 2019 and are the first in the nation to set a minimum compensation for drivers of these ride hailing apps. Previously, because drivers were considered independent contractors, they were not subject to any minimum compensation regulations but with these new rules, drivers will earn the equivalent of $27.86 per hour gross, or $17.22 per hour after expenses. The T&LC anticipates that 96% of the approximate 80,000 drivers for Uber, Lyft, Via, and Gett/Juno will receive almost $10,000 more per year.

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New York City and State Minimum Wage to Increase

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New York State Minimum Wages Increase on December 31, 2018

As the holidays approach, it is easy to lose track of time, and before we know it, we are several months into 2019. However, please remember that the minimum wage is set to increase on December 31, 2018 for New York City and New York State.

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What You Need to Know about Minimum Wage Law in New York

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Most states have a minimum wage that employers are required to pay employees and New York is no exception.

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What’s a Tip Credit and How Does It Affect Me?

Many employees rely on tips from patrons to supplement their wages. As a matter of fact, there are certain industries, usually related to food services or hospitality, in which tips are the bulk of an employee’s earnings. Despite this being a common practice, there are still many employers and employees in these industries unsure how to handle tips and how to follow the laws regarding wages and tips.

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