California Debates Benefits for Uber, Lyft Drivers

December 07, 2019 03:34 AM
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Ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft have changed transportation in hundreds of cities around the world, allowing people with vehicles to earn money as drivers and giving commuters an alternate means of travel. But are the ride-share drivers fairly compensated? Do they work for Uber and Lyft as employees or as independent contractors? A new proposed law in California aims to settle the matter, but critics say it raises as many questions as it answers. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles