9th Circ. Dismantles Uber Drivers' Misclassification Suits

Law360 (September 25, 2018, 12:11 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday dismantled a class of hundreds of thousands of Uber drivers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors, handing the ride-hailing giant a major victory in a yearslong battle over whether it has skirted labor laws by considering its drivers to be contractors rather than employees.

Uber was handed a major victory in a yearslong battle over its employment practices Tuesday, when the Ninth Circuit dissolved a class of drivers claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors. (AP) A unanimous three-judge panel of the federal appeals court determined that Uber Technologies Inc.’s arbitration agreements with drivers were valid...

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