Is Disability and Paid Family Leave Benefits Coverage Required?
Most Taxi Cab Operators Are Considered Employees
A taxi driver, who does not own the taxi, is generally considered an employee. However, disability and paid family leave benefits is not required if the taxi driver leases the taxi from a person who personally and regularly operates the taxi (40 or more hours per week), the taxi driver is not an employee of the taxi owner unless the taxi owner controls the taxi driver (directs, supervises, or has the power to hire or fire).
Disability and Paid Family Leave benefits coverage is not required for drivers in Westchester, Nassau and New York City who are affiliated with a base member of the Independent Livery Drivers Benefit Fund defined in Article 6-G of the Executive Law.