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Uber, Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers as Employees, Rules California Appeals Court

A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not take effect before a Nov. 3 company-sponsored …

Canada’s Supreme Court Allows Class Action Seeking Employee Status for Uber Drivers

OTTAWA— Canada’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of a driver in a gig economy case that paves the way for a class action suit calling for Uber Technologies Inc. to recognize drivers in Canada as company employees. UberEats …

California Wants Judge to Force Uber, Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

California plans to ask a state court judge to force Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to classify their ride-hail drivers as employees rather than contractors, ratcheting up the tension over a new gig worker law. Shares of both companies …

Judge Temporarily Blocks California Gig Worker Law for Truckers

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California labor law meant to take effect Jan. 1 from impacting over 70,000 independent truckers by granting a ‘temporary restraining order.’ U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego granted on Tuesday a …

UK Court Rules Contractor Entitled to Employment Rights in Test Case for Gig Economy

A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday [June 13] giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. …

Uber Drivers Are Not Employees Under Federal Law, Judge Rules

A U.S. judge in Philadelphia has ruled that limousine drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. are independent contractors and not the company’s employees under federal law, the first ruling of its kind on a crucial issue for the ride-hailing company. U.S. …

U.S. Judge Rules ‘Gig Economy’ Driver Is Independent Contractor

A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Thursday said a former Grubhub Inc. delivery driver was an independent contractor and not the company’s employee, in the first case of its kind against a “gig economy” company that went to trial. …

How Gig Economy Is Using Private Arbitration to Win on Labor Classification

Sharing economy workers’ best shot at suing to rewrite the rules of their employment may soon pass them by. As judges last Thursday considered settlements that will leave Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers as independent contractors, two of …