NLRB Rules Ride Share Drivers are Independent Contractors

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found SuperShuttle franchisee van drivers are independent contractors, not employees. The NLRB applied the entrepreneurial opportunity principle to the common law independent contractor analysis. In so doing, it found that the drivers who supply their own vehicle, set their own schedule, are entitled to the money from earned from their assignment and who may hire relief drivers, qualify as independent contractors and not employees. While this case overrules a 2014 decision, the NLRB emphasized the principle may not apply to all cases. Find out how this case could affect other ride share drivers here.