Legal Technology News

Uber’s San Francisco Drivers Are Employees
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Uber

Summary: Uber’s new struggle of classifying their drivers as employees that are entitled to the same benefits as normal employees has begun.

Uber, a ride-hailing service, has been running into a lot of legal walls lately, especially in the United States. Their latest legal problem defines a driver as an employee, not contractor. A ruling by the California Labor Commission says that a San Francisco-based driver is an employee.

  
What
Where


The court backed their decision up by stating that Uber is “involved in every aspect of the operation”. Uber believes their drivers are contractors because the only thing they share is a platform for the service to be filled. Making their drivers employees will require Uber to pay extra to cover Social Security, unemployment insurance, and workers compensation.

Uber monitors their drivers by controlling the tools they use and watching their approval ratings. They stop system access to drivers that have ratings below a 4.6. The Commission sees these actions as more than just sharing a system. Barbara Ann Berwick brought the claim to the Commission last September after being a driver for two months. She was awarded around $4,000 in expenses by the labor commission. Uber appealed that ruling, bringing them to this latest ruling.

Uber has been on the losing side of several rulings calling drivers employees instead of contractors. A state agency in Florida ruled earlier this year that drivers for Uber are more than just contractors. This ruling will likely affect Uber’s current valuation at $40 billion and could affect other companies that use people to provide services such as rides, cleaning, etc.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Have you used Uber? Tell us about the experience in the comments below!

 



Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/17/uber-drivers-lawsuit_n_7603630.html?ir=Technology

Photo: cato.org



 

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Senior Antitrust Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of our client seeks Senior Antitrust Associate Attorney with 7 years of experience....

Apply Now

Senior Antitrust Attorney

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks Senior Antitrust Attorney with 9 y...

Apply Now

Patent Attorney

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks Patent Attorney with 1 ye...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Appellate Director, Enforcement

USA-MD-Rockville

Rockville (Omega)   NYC (Brookfield Place) ...

Apply now

Litigation Director

USA-MD-Rockville

The Litigation Director manages a team of dedicated litigation attorneys and other staff, and, as ne...

Apply now

Senior Litigation Counel

USA-MD-Rockville

Job Description Essential Job Functions: Represent FINRA in a first or second chair capacit...

Apply now

Paralegal, Immigration Law (NIV)

USA-CA-Agoura Hills

Immigration Law Paralegal (NIV) (5+ years’ experience) We are looking for dedicated, detai...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top