An interesting case in the independent service economy. An ex-Uber employee filed a complaint with the California Labor Commission, which ruled that the way the company handled the relationship with them was not as an independent contract but as an employee and they did in fact owe her the money she was requesting. Uber has filed an appeal maintaining that the company is not a driving service, but simply provides the software used to connect customers and the drivers, who are independent contractors and not actual Uber employees.
1190's Dana Barrett spoke to Polsinelli's Stan Hill about the impact of the California Labor Commission’s newest ruling and how it could affect Sharing Economy businesses. Stan is a member of the firm's national Labor and Employment Practice.
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