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Opoli Drivers: Fight For Your Rights

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Get Paid Correctly As A Rideshare Driver

As a rideshare driver for Opoli, are you tired of never knowing what you’ll be paid for your time worked? Maybe you’re filled with uncertainty as your pay goes up or down depending on ride distance or peak hours. You’re also burdened with paying for all of your business expenses including insurance, auto wear and tear, gas, and more.

Rideshare drivers should be getting paid for every minute that they work, as well as having their business expenses reimbursed. Opoli treats its drivers as independent contractors in order to avoid paying them legal wages and having to provide them with business expense reimbursements and employment benefits.

California Law Classifies Opoli Drivers as Employees

Under current California law, since Opoli drivers perform work that is within Opoli’s core business, which is to provide ridesharing, they must be classified as employees. Not as independent contractors. This is set forth in a 2018 California Supreme Court case known as Dynamex. Dynamex states that in order for a worker to be classified as an independent contractor, a business must show that the worker:

  • Is free from the control and direction of the employer,
  • Performs work that is outside the hirer’s core business, and
  • Engages in an independently established trade, occupation, or business.

This Dynamex test has been the law since 2018 and was recently codified in California by the passage of AB5, going into effect on January 1, 2020. This enables the legislature to expand employee protections to all aspects of the state labor code, rather than just the California wage orders.

Benefits For Employee Drivers

What does this mean for you as an Opoli driver? By being classified as an employee rather than an independent contractor, you will receive benefits such as a guaranteed minimum wage, overtime wages, health care benefits, unemployment, workers’ compensation, business expense reimbursement, and any other benefits that employees are guaranteed under California law. This means getting paid for every minute that you work and more.

Rideshare Drivers: Fight for Your Rights

If you’re an Opoli driver that would like to start a free case consultation, call PARRIS at (661) 485-2072. You pay no fees until we win your case. Our employment attorneys have represented thousands of workers across California since 1985, and have recovered over $500 million in workplace lawsuits.

 

 

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