Minimum Payments And Benefits For Rideshare Drivers Under Washington State Law

Washington State’s rideshare drivers will soon be eligible for a number of perks that are typically associated with employment, while retaining the freedom and flexibility that comes with being an independent contractor.

Washington State’s new law will go into effect on December 31, 2022. This law includes a number of provisions that benefit the drivers for these companies, including minimum per-trip payments, paid sick leave, and workers’ compensation coverage.

We are seeing more and more legislation around one of the gig economy’s largest arenas: rideshare companies. Outside of the passenger platforms, such as Uber and Lyft, the law does not appear to apply to gig economy workers such as those working for grocery delivery companies or meal delivery.

Read the full story on the National Law Review.

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Jason Posel

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Founder and CEO of, Jason Posel is a sought-after expert in issues related to technology innovation in contingent workforce management, the gig economy, and the Future of Work. London > Atlanta > Miami > Palo Alto > Miami

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