Uber Should Finally Admit It Has Employees
By Catherine Ruckelshaus, National Employment Law Project | September 19, 2016, 9:36 AM EDT
A California trucking company unlawfully misclassified its drivers as independent contractors, the National Labor Relations Board ruled earlier this month. Meanwhile, in a federal courtroom in New York City, lawyers for Uber unleashed a barrage of attacks seeking to get a proposed class action arguing its drivers are employees dismissed. Separately, Uber lawyers filed a motion seeking to force the issue into arbitration.
The moves by Uber in New York are just the latest attempts by the ride-sharing behemoth to distance itself from the very drivers...