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Uber intends to treat drivers as contractors despite California bill

Uber intends to treat drivers as contractors despite California bill

California is likely on the cusp of making gig companies treat independent contractors as employees , but Uber doesn't think the potential law will change its business. In an update , legal chief Tony West maintained that Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) would let the ridesharing company continue to classify drivers as contractors if and when it becomes law. Uber wouldn't be exempt from AB5, the company claimed -- rather, it expected to pass the test that determined drivers' status, keeping them as contractors.