PROPOSITION 22 RESOURCE CENTER

In November 2020, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 22, a statewide ballot measure that protected the ability of app-based rideshare and food delivery drivers to work as independent contractors with access to guaranteed earnings and new benefits. As independent contractors, drivers maintain control over when, where and how long they work

WHAT DOES PROP 22 PROVIDE?

Prop 22 supports drivers by requiring app-based platforms to provide:

EARNINGS GUARANTEE

Drivers always receive at least an amount equal to 120% of minimum wage plus 30 cents per mile compensation towards expenses.

HEALTH CARE STIPEND

Up to 100% of the average employer payment toward a Covered California Plan, or $424.76 per month to a driver on average.

OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Covers medical expenses and lost income resulting from injuries and illnesses experienced on the job.

PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT ON THE JOB

New policies aimed at protecting drivers and passengers from discrimination and sexual harassment and measures focused on improving public safety.

HOW DOES THE MINIMUM EARNINGS GUARANTEE WORK

Prop 22 also requires 100% of tips paid to drivers on top of the minimum earnings guarantee, payments of 30 cents per mile for expenses, occupational accident insurance for on-the-job injuries, and a healthcare stipend for qualified drivers

Prop 22 also implements strong new public safety protections benefiting customers including

HOW DOES THE MINIMUM EARNINGS GUARANTEE WORK

Drivers are guaranteed to earn at least 120% of the local minimum wage in the location they are driving. That means drivers know they will not make less than this standard before they accept a ride or delivery. They also have the ability to earn more on their own terms

Prop 22 also requires 100% of tips paid to drivers on top of the minimum earnings guarantee, payments of 30 cents per mile for expenses, occupational accident insurance for on-the-job injuries, and a healthcare stipend for qualified drivers

A recent UC Riverside study found that drivers are making more than $34/hour on average since Prop 22’s implementation. Across all metropolitan regions in California, average tipped gross earnings exceeded $30 per engaged hour while average untipped gross earnings exceeded $20 per engaged hour.

Drivers are guaranteed to earn at least 120% of the local minimum wage in the location they are driving. That means drivers know they will not make less than this standard before they accept a ride or delivery. They also have the ability to earn more on their own terms

A recent UC Riverside study found that drivers are making more than $34/hour on average since Prop 22’s implementation. Across all metropolitan regions in California, average tipped gross earnings exceeded $30 per engaged hour while average untipped gross earnings exceeded $20 per engaged hour.

No. One hundred percent of tips go to app-based drivers, and companies cannot reduce the amount they pay drivers on account of tips. Tips are paid on top of all wages, expense reimbursements, and any company-specific incentives

Under Prop 22, drivers have access to a health care stipend up to 100% of the average employer payment toward a Covered California Bronze Plan, or about $424.76 per month to a driver on average. And as health care costs increase the contribution increases.

Drivers can earn 100% of the average employer payment toward a Covered California Plan if they average at least 25 hours per week. If drivers average at least 15 hours per week, they can earn 50% of the average employer payment. Drivers can also earn multiple contributions if they work with multiple platforms.

The eligibility criteria for health care benefits under Prop 22 are more generous than what is required by the Affordable Care Act, which only requires health care to be provided to those working at least 30 hours per week, with no mandated employer benefits for most part-time workers.

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE SAFETY TRAINING?

HOW DOES THE OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTAL INSURANCE AND OTHER BENEFITS WORK?

Prop 22 requires app-based companies to provide app-based drivers with occupational accident insurance to cover medical expenses and lost income resulting from injuries and illnesses experienced on the job. The coverage includes at least:

HOW TO CONTACT APP-BASED PLATFORMS

If you have questions specific to your account and how to access certain benefits, please contact the app-based companies you work with using the directory below.