Is he an employee or a contractor? Juries and California will decide.
Two separate class-action lawsuits against Transportation Network Companies Uber and Lyft will go to trial before juries after the companies failed to convince Federal judges on Wednesday that drivers who work for them should be considered contractors instead of employees.
Aside from increasing the cost of doing business, the ruling could affect the valuations of both companies and similar start-ups, which rely heavily on contracted individuals to provide services that are core to their business.
Los Angeles Times article here