2023 Law Changes for RideShare Drivers

As of January 1, 2023, Washington State’s Legislature has expanded wage and hour rights and worker’s compensation benefits to include rideshare drivers (drivers of transportation network companies).  These new rights include:

  • Minimum per mile, per minute, and per trip rates for drivers
  • The right to paid sick time
  • The right to workers’ compensation
  • Protection from companies retaliating against a driver who exercised their rights under the law

Rideshare drivers who perform driving services for passengers are covered by the new protections. Food and goods delivery drivers continue to be covered and taxi driver’s continue to be exempt.

If you are a rideshare and/or food delivery service driver and have been injured during the course of your driving duties and:

  • you are not receiving proper compensation, and/or
  • your industrial injury claim has been denied, and/or
  • you have been retaliated against for exercising your rights, and/or
  • you want help navigating your claim

Contact Atlas Law and let us take the weight off of your shoulders.

Relevant Links

 Workers’ Compensation Fact Sheet for Drivers.pdf (377 KB)