Wednesday, June 17, 2015

California Labor Commission Rules Uber Drivers Are Employees, NOT Independent Contractors

Oh dear.
HT up front to FT Alphaville's "Capital, meet labour".

This isn't even the big show. Although California is Uber's home and it has some large markets, the one to watch is the class action that Boston attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan is quarterbacking. See April 19ths "Meet the Lawyer Taking on Uber and the Rest Of the On-demand Economy".

On Friday FedEx announced it had settled with 2300 of her California clients in a similar case.

Yesterday Upstart had a major piece:
Why Fedex's $228 million settlement may dent Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Homejoy and Caviar (Video)

More to come.

Here's her firm.