In a posting on his website, Uber attributed the hiring freeze to new regulations from the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), which is responsible for regulating rides and taxi companies in New York City. New TLC regulations passed in December 2018 now penalize riders in NYC for driving more cars on the road than existing demand. The rules now dictate that Uber and Lyft riders earn at least $ 1
The payroll rules come several months after New York passed a law limiting the number of new vehicles hailed with Companies will be on the way. In January, both Uber and Lyft sued the city over the new regulations. The hiring freeze will not be permanent in NYC; Both Lyft and Uber plan to reinstate as soon as the driver's offer is too low. With 11 percent of new Uber drivers quit in one month and nearly half within one year, hiring could start sooner rather than later.