Uber and Lyft want to exempt drivers from full employment protections

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Uber and Lyft want to exempt drivers from full employment protections. Photo credit: Stock Catalog/CC 2.0, via Flickr

A California Supreme Court decision last year created a new test to determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. Now the California legislature is trying to put that test into law and Uber and Lyft are trying to carve out an exemption.