Gig Economy: Settlements Leave Labor Issues Unsettled

Law360, New York (May 5, 2016, 10:26 AM EDT) -- Companies in the sharing economy continue to encounter legal challenges to their business models and employment practices. Just last month, Uber Technologies Inc. settled two closely watched worker classification class actions for as much as $100 million. This Law360 Expert Analysis series explores how the sharing economy could work better, from the points of view of a former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, the general counsel of a New York City taxicab advocacy organization, an employment lawyer and an employment law professor.

Miriam A. Cherry Over the past few years, workers in the on-demand economy have filed numerous lawsuits...

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