An Uber driver who used to work in an airport and now rides taxis for money is the latest in a long line of people to be caught in the crossfire between taxi drivers and regulators.
Uber is now under fire for its treatment of drivers, and for failing to meet safety standards for drivers.
The driver, who wished to remain anonymous, said he had been employed by Uber since 2014 and was paid $60 an hour as a “driver” and $80 as a regular driver.
He said that since Uber began operating in the US, it has not been paying drivers well.
Uber has been under fire since one of its drivers allegedly assaulted an Uber driver in California last month.
He said that after the driver attacked him, the company did not offer him a refund and had promised to pay him $200, but did not deliver.
Uber did not respond to an emailed request for comment.
A spokeswoman for the California State Assembly, which oversees the licensing and regulation of taxi companies, said Uber was not in compliance with state law, which prohibits the company from paying drivers less than minimum wage.
She said the state was working with Uber to “improve safety and pay” and was looking into the driver’s allegations.
In the US the minimum wage is $8.25 an hour, and Uber has been criticized for not paying drivers adequately.
At least nine people have died in the past two years in collisions involving Uber vehicles, according to data compiled by the Washington Post.
The company has said that its drivers are only paid “for their time and effort”.
The company has also been criticized in recent years for using drivers who had been convicted of serious crimes.
Its driver, Justin Brown, is the most recent to be charged with manslaughter in connection with an Uber crash.
Mr Brown was arrested on July 1 after an Uber rider was killed when he struck another vehicle.
He was released on bail on July 3.
Since Uber started operating in Los Angeles in 2015, more than 40 drivers have been charged with murder, manslaughter, drunk driving and assault.
The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
But the company has faced legal battles over how it treats drivers.
In February, the California Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are protected by the state’s “right to work” law, meaning that they cannot be fired or disciplined.
Some states have proposed laws that would require drivers to be fingerprinted to verify their eligibility to work.
Uber also faces criticism from regulators, including in California, where it has been accused of driving a profit-driven culture.
The state has passed several new regulations since the beginning of the year, including a law requiring that drivers undergo fingerprint-based background checks.
The California law was drafted after Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Feliz were killed in a 2016 collision, but was also seen by some as an attempt to quell public anger against Uber.
“If you look at the law as it stands now, it does nothing to prevent Uber from charging people in the $25 an Uber fare for the ride,” Mr Brown said.
“The fact that Uber is doing what they are doing is actually driving a wedge between drivers and the system.”