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Examining Worker Classification In The Shared Economy

Law360, New York (June 23, 2015, 6:37 PM EDT) -- On June 3, 2015, a California labor commissioner hearing officer ruled that a driver for the shared economy ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. should be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor. Uber appealed the decision on June 16. See Uber v. Berwick, CGC-15-546378 (S.F. Sup. Ct., filed June 16, 2015.) The decision was contrary to a prior ruling from the same agency, issued in 2012, which was not mentioned in the decision. In a statement, Uber said the decision was “nonbinding and applies to a single driver.” The company said individual cases about worker classification in at least five other states, including Georgia,...

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