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Uber Primed For Hard Fight After $100M Labor Deal Rejected

By August 31, 2016

By Linda Chiem A California federal judge’s rejection on Thursday of a proposed $100 million class action settlement for Uber drivers allegedly stiffed on tips and work expenses may discourage the ride-hailing giant from sweetening the deal, instead prompting it to aggressively step up its defense of its independent-contractor business …

Alan J. Kluger

Florida: Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees

By December 21, 2015

    Uber drivers in Florida will be considered independent contractors rather than employees, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity determined Thursday in a victory for the app-based ridesharing company. The order reverses an earlier state decision and marks Florida’s stance in a debate facing government agencies and courts across …