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NY Regulators Treat Two Uber Drivers Like Employees

Posted on October 13, 2016

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Two former drivers for Uber are eligible for unemployment payments, New York state regulators have ruled, finding they should be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, as the company has maintained.

The decision could make it more difficult for Uber, its rival Lyft and other new businesses operating in what is known as the gig economy by raising their costs and challenging their business model.

The New York Times article here

Related Topics: employee benefits, employee vs independent contractor, independent contractor issues, Lyft, New York operators, TNCs, Uber, UberX

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