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post »Lawsuits Challenge Classification of Uber Drivers as Independent Contractors

June 08 2015, 6:18 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/lawsuits-challenge-classification-of-96447/

Bruce’s Summary: This article identifies an example of one of the “who controls what?”- challenges in our on-demand economy. In the case of Uber – is your driver an employee of the company and entitled to benefits under the law, or an independent contractor who must provide their own? Who foots the bill? The definition will be decided in the court system. Then the litmus test will begin, did we create a monster or a better service? Riders will be the first to know.  “None of the information contained herein should be construed as legal advice, nor are Calvin Associates consultants engaged to offer legal advice. If there is a need for legal advice, please contact and seek the advice of independent legal counsel.”