Uber Exploited, Lyfted Down: How Ride-Share Companies Cheat Drivers Out of Minimum Wages | The Indypendent

It was a hard-won victory, and one New York City’s app-based drivers now find themselves fighting to preserve. Last August, the City Council passed a law requiring the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission to set a minimum wage for drivers with app-based taxi services like Uber and Lyft. The TLC’s minimum, $17.22 an hour after expenses, went into effect in February. But some drivers say they’re now making less money, as app-based companies tweak their algorithms to avoid having to pay that much.

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