I don’t know where you get this notion that governments have the ability to impose moral restrictions on me, but I am here to tell you, they don’t.
So a local government thinks I don’t have the right to drive people around for a price my passenger and I agree on. Well, I think I do.
Certainly, the government has the ability to impose punishment on me, if it can catch me, but since it cannot catch me, that ability doesn’t help them much.
If you feel the government strictures apply to you, fine, don’t drive for Uber.
The Zenefits and (to a much greater extent) VW cases are fuzzier, since the companies’s behavior involves innocent third-parties, but since nobody else feels like making that distinction, I won’t either.