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Governor Signs Bill Exempting TNC Drivers From Comp

Monday, June 19, 2017 | 766 | 0 | 0 min read

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed into law a bill declaring drivers for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft are independent contractors and not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Rep. Adam Wool Walker on Thursday signed House Bill 132, by Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks, which also establishes the state as the only political entity allowed to regulate the transportation network industry. The bill prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances, laws or regulations pertaining to the TNC industry. Wool said he thought the bill was something “all Alaskan...

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