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NY Uber Drivers Entitled To Employee Status, Agency Says

Law360, New York (June 14, 2017, 6:34 PM EDT) -- An administrative law judge with New York state's labor department has determined that three New York-based drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. and “others similarly situated” are eligible to receive employee benefits, saying the ride-hailing app wielded enough control over the drivers to establish an employer-employee relationship.

Administrative Law Judge Michelle Burrowes said Friday that Uber demonstrated substantial involvement with the drivers’ services and did not use an “arms’ length approach as would typify an independent contractor arrangement,” even though the drivers had signed contracts with Uber...
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