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Pleading Minimum Wage Violations against Uber

Published December 30th, 2016 -

A federal district judge has denied Uber’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in an important wage and hour case brought by UberBlack drivers (Razak v. Uber Technologies, Inc.).  The order, from October, contains important rulings on what Uber drivers ... More »

Monopoly as the Uber Business Model

Published December 19th, 2016 -

Naked Capitalism recently ran a five-part series on the Uber business model.  I can’t speak to the accuracy of the conclusions, but the arguments are striking and the series should go on the reading list of anyone interested in the gig economy and its im... More »

Gig News: October 28, 2016

Published October 28th, 2016 -

In a major ruling with widespread implications for gig economy workers in the United Kingdom, an employment tribunal in London found that Uber drivers are not self-employed independent contractors, but rather Uber workers.  The Guardian reports that “the... More »

ACS Issue Brief on Employee Status

Published October 26th, 2016 -

ACS is out with a new Issue Brief (authored by Brishen Rogers) on the question of employee status.  The brief, Redefining Employment for the Modern Economy, should be on the reading list of any lawyer or policymaker interested in the question of how to define ... More »

Gig News: Federal Judge Rejects Uber Settlement

Published September 8th, 2016 -

Last month, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California rejected a proposed settlement in the O’Connor v. Uber litigation, a suit challenging Uber’s classification of drivers as independent contractors.  The rejection comes after another judge ... More »