Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor: Calif. Commissioner
Law360, Los Angeles (June 17, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A San Francisco driver suing Uber Technologies Inc. for expenses is an employee and not an independent contractor, the California Labor Commissioner has ruled, potentially threatening the ride-hailing service’s labor model, according to a Tuesday state court filing.
Hearing Officer Stephanie Barrett’s June 3 decision, which said Uber must reimburse Barbara Ann Berwick for roughly $4,000 for bridge tolls, mileage and other expenses accrued while she worked as an Uber driver last year, was disclosed after Uber filed an appeal on Tuesday.
The ruling could mean that Uber, and perhaps other profitable software and logistics companies, might have to grant health...
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