Arkansas Code Title 23. Public Utilities and Regulated Industries § 23-13-719. Status of transportation network company drivers--Workers' compensation coverage

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a transportation network company driver is an independent contractor and not the employee of the transportation network company if:

(1) The transportation network company does not prescribe specific hours during which a transportation network company driver must be logged into the transportation network company's website, digital platform, or software application;

(2) The transportation network company imposes no restrictions on the transportation network company driver's ability to utilize a website, digital network, or software application of other transportation network companies;

(3) The transportation network company does not assign a transportation network company driver a particular territory in which transportation network company services may be provided;

(4) The transportation network company does not restrict a transportation network company driver from engaging in any other occupation or business;  and

(5) The transportation network company and transportation network company driver agree in writing that the transportation network company driver is an independent contractor of the transportation network company.

(b) A transportation network company that complies with subsection (a) of this section is not required to provide workers' compensation coverage for a transportation network company driver that is classified as an independent contractor under this section.


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