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Judge Lets Massachusetts Claims Over Uber, Lyft Driver Classification Proceed

A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general challenging Uber’s and Lyft’s classification of drivers as independent contractors instead of employees entitled to sick time and other costly benefits. Suffolk County …

Uber Reclassifies 70,000 UK Drivers as Workers – Providing Minimum Wage, Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. will reclassify all 70,000 of its UK drivers as workers, entitling them to the minimum wage, vacation pay and other benefits after a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court last month. The ride-hailing app’s drivers will receive …

Uber’s UK Court Loss Likely to Trigger More Complaints from Gig Workers Across Europe

Uber Technologies Inc.’s defeat in a UK legal battle over the way it treats its drivers is set to trigger a wave of complaints from workers across the region. Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Uber must treat its drivers …

UK Court Rules Uber Drivers Should Be Classed as Workers, in Blow to Business Model

LONDON – A group of Uber drivers are entitled to worker rights such as the minimum wage, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a blow to the ride-hailing service that has ramifications for millions of others in the gig …

UK Supreme Court to Rule This Week on Workers’ Rights for Uber Drivers

LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court will announce a decision on Feb. 19 in a case regarding workers’ rights at taxi app Uber that could have ramifications for millions of others earning a living in the gig economy. In a case …

Labor Department Eyes Simpler Rule for Classifying Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday said it would soon propose a rule that could make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees, a major issue for the “gig economy” and other industries that use …

As Coronavirus Threatens Gig Workers, Uber Presses for New Worker Classification

As independent contractors, U.S. ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours. But as the coronavirus brings large parts of the country to a halt, drivers and companies are facing the downside of …

Paying Gig Workers Emerges as ‘Getaround’ Tactic to Defeat Employee Lawsuits

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR …

Michigan Court Rules for Westfield Insurance in ‘Employee v. Contractor’ Case

The Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed the ruling of a trial court in a case involving whether a commercial insurer or a personal insurer is responsible for paying no-fault personal injury protection benefits when a worker is injured in …