As of February 1, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is requiring all High-Volume For-Hire Services (HVFHS) – including Uber, Lyft, Via and Juno – to pay drivers at least the minimum per-trip payment amount, as per the TLC’s new Driver Pay Rules.
The rules can be viewed at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/downloads/pdf/driver_income_rules_12_04_2018.pdf.
The minimum pay ratescan be found on the TLC website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/industry/driver_pay_rates.shtml.
Drivers can also use the TLC’s Driver Pay Calculatorto determine the minimum they must be paid for each trip by visiting: https://a156-nauf.nyc.gov/mrequpl/drvvcalc.html
According to TLC rules, all FHV bases must also provide drivers with receipts showing all payments and deductions. Drivers who lease their vehicles must receive written agreements in plain language specifying all costs as well as receipts showing all deductions and charges.
Also beginning February 1, the maximum yellow taxi driver credit card surcharge was reduced to $7 daily and $49 weekly. Yellow taxi drivers can lease taxis for shifts under 12 hours and require taxi owners compensate drivers for the cost of damage to the taxi that the driver paid to the vehicle owner when the owner was later reimbursed through a separate source.