Recently, The cantonal government of Geneva has carried out a complementary legal analysis of Uber`s operations, and The head of government Mauro Poggia has confirmed that Uber`s services are subject to taxi rules, so the company will have to expect a ban if it does not reclassify its drivers as an employee and settle the situation by paying taxes and fines and other compliance obligations. See www.swissinfo.ch/eng/uber-faces-ban-in-geneva-if-it-fails-to-hire-drivers/45340404. Rideshare drivers protest against rideshare companies Uber and Lyft during a demonstration of … August 6, 2020 in Los Angeles. – Drivers organized by the Mobile Workers Alliance and Rideshare Drivers United unions say that Uber and Lyft are advancing a “misleading” November election initiative that, if adopted, would turn “stiff” and app-based drivers into independent contractors, freeing companies like Lyft and Uber from standard pay and hours restrictions. (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo robyn BECK/AFP via Getty Images) In the midst of a pandemic, Uber and Lyft drivers are more insecure than ever. Even if companies evade court decisions, the struggle for the legal qualification of drivers as workers is intensifying. According to Brendan Sexton, chief executive of the Independent Drivers Guild (funded in part by Uber in a work compromise to gain a foothold in the economy and defend workers): “It took us more than two years to win our battle for a minimum wage and only a few months before apps found a way around the rules by manipulating driver access to apps.” Like other drivers at the time, he told me that during these changes, without notifying drivers, Uber had not complied with its financial obligations. “I felt like a driver, as a worker dispossessed of his power, and I joined the Taxi Workers` Alliance to learn how to fight,” Chowdbury said by phone about his politicization one last afternoon parked in his Toyota Camry. During the June primaries in New York, he ran for District 34 by promising to create a New Deal “Gig Workers” modelled on Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5).  For more information, see www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/2019-media-releases/june-2019/20190607-uber-media-release. In the United States, the Pennsylvania District Court has declared Uber drivers as independent contractors. The same goes for the State of Florida.
But California projected an atmosphere of fall and darkness for the company, with the government recently approving the AB5 bill. The bill should determine whether a person should be classified as an independent contractor or an employee. To determine which qualification is correct, an ABC test must be applied, i.e.: (A) is the person free to control the recruitment company?; and (B) Is the person providing a service that is not the principal activity of the lessor? and (C) Is the person really busy managing their own affairs in the same way that the loan company is provided to the loan company? The classification of workers, i.e. the classification of workers as self-employed or salaried contractors, has become a controversial topic that is increasingly affecting companies in the emerging economy of the “1099”. Uber is the most important example of a company that bases its business model on ranking all its staff as an independent contractor.