Ride-Sharing App Drivers Have Good News Coming Their Way in California

Uber and Lyft drivers catch a break in California as legislators attempt to make their licensing process easier.

Senate Bill 182 from state Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Los Angeles) attempts to make it easier for drivers to comply with local rules governing taxation and registration for independent contractors — an employee classification the companies have long argued fits their drivers.

“This bill would add clarity to the process of obtaining a business license for drivers while protecting working-class Californians from fees and costs that can dramatically impact their ability to do business,” Bradford said in a statement.

There are special services available just for Uber drivers to file for and obtain their business licenses on their behalf.