'Delete your company': Internet ruthlessly mocks Uber for claiming its drivers aren't a core part of its business
Drivers take part in a rally demanding more job security and livable incomes at Uber and Lyft New York City headquarters on May 8, 2019. (Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

California has passed a landmark law that requires corporations to classify any worker who performs core functions of their business as employees — an effort to crack down on "gig economy" companies that get around labor laws by claiming their workers are independent contractors.

But Uber, the poster child company for gig work, has already announced that it does not have to reclassify its drivers as employees under California's new law — because drivers are not a core part of their business.

This claim that drivers are not important to the business model of a ride sharing company was immediately blasted as outrageous and ridiculous by commenters on social media: