I reside in California. The company hires independent contractors as driver companions for senior citizen. We drive passengers to their appointments and wait for them. During the online hiring process I was asked basic questions about my employment status then was asked to upload pictures of my car and a photo of myself. It was stated the photo is for my company badge, but I'm not hired yet. I know that laws exist that prevent employers from asking for a photograph along with your application. Does those laws apply to independent contractors?