Why You Shouldn't Tip An Uber Driver
For riders in California and Massachusetts, this simplicity may be coming to an end — but only if passengers let it.
To settle a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully categorized drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million and make some changes in its relationship with drivers. One change is it will let them ask for tips.
Unlike its competitor Lyft, however, Uber won’t collect the money on their behalf by letting passengers charge their accounts. Drivers will have to get the tips in cash or through a separate credit card transaction.