With California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) all over the rideshare news, we have received many questions from drivers asking what it would be like to work as an employee, not an independent contractor, for Uber or Lyft. Senior RSG contributor Sergio Avedian covers a new rideshare startup called Alto that touts its driver-employees as a positive alternative to the independent contractor model, and what this all looks like for drivers, below.
We have written numerous articles regarding AB5 on RSG the past few months and how it could change the landscape for independent contractors (ICs) and employee status of gig economy workers. Today, I’ll be covering a startup rideshare company called Alto out of Dallas, Texas. They may just prove that having drivers as employees might not be such a bad thing and be profitable as well.