Uber rides are changing in California for both drivers and passengers as the ride-hailing company works to strengthen its defenses against AB5, the new gig-work law that makes it harder for companies to claim that workers are independent contractors rather than employees. On Wednesday morning, Uber emailed 150,000 California drivers and millions of California passengers to alert them to the overhauls.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Uber-makes-major-changes-to-California-rides-as-14957326.php