Prop 22 and Independent Contractors: What You Need to Know

With election day right around the corner, we want to make sure that current drivers are armed with the facts surrounding Prop 22 and independent contractors

71% of drivers want to retain their status as independent contractors versus only 17% that want to become employees.  Because 80% of independent contractor drivers work less than 20 hours a week, it’s critical that these workers maintain their independent contractor status.  Are you one of the thousands of individuals in California relying on the flexibility and additional income of gig work?  If so, the upcoming election could seriously impact your life.

Delivery Drivers, Inc. supports Prop 22 because we believe in driver protections while still retaining independent contractor status.  Prop 22 sets out to protect app-based drivers that work as independent contractors.  Some of these protections include:

  • Guaranteed earnings
  • Health benefits for drivers
  • Medical and disability coverage for illness and injury on the job
  • Protections against descrimination
  • Continuous background checks
  • Cap on driver hours

Similarly, at DDI, we already implement several protections to protect the interests of driver partners and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in drivers.  Furthermore, we believe in supporting the right to high quality working environments for drivers. DDI offers occupational accident insurance, utilizing recurring background checks, and maintaining a zero-tolerance for alcohol and drug offenses.  

Additionally, we also offer driver partners perks including Stride health coverage options as well as discounts on management fees after completing certain tasks to legitimize independent contractors’ delivery businesses.  

Still have questions about Prop 22? Check out our blog post “What Does Prop 22 Really Mean for Independent Contractors and the Gig Economy.”

Related Articles/Links:
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