Minnesota approves minimum pay for rideshare drivers

The agreement came just before the legislative session’s end.
In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Minnesota is poised to provide minimum compensation for rideshare drivers under a bill supporters say could be a model for other states.

Lawmakers reached a deal on language over the weekend that includes paying rideshare drivers $1.28 per mile and 31 cents per minute, with a $5 minimum per ride. Both chambers approved the measure late Sunday, shortly before the legislature’s deadline to adjourn.

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