New blow for Uber : the city of New York has frozen, Wednesday, August 8, the new licenses for the VTC for one year and imposed a minimum wage for drivers, two new measures in the United States.
This suspension of new permits granted to cars with driver (VTC) is intended to provide time for the authority’s new york supervision of vehicles with chauffeur (TLC) to conduct an impact study to measure the effects of this industry on the city.
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As for the minimum wage, according to the text adopted on Wednesday, it will be up to the TLC to determine the amount, but a report that the authority has commissioned and validated recommends an hourly wage of 17,22 dollars. This amount corresponds to the minimum wage, which will be in force by the end of 2018 in the State of New York, or fifteen dollars, plus a further amount considered necessary to cover the costs of the drivers.