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U.K. top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling

Feb 19, 2021
Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday.
An Uber sticker on a car during a protest by ride-share drivers in 2020. How ride-share and other gig workers are classified remains controversial.
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What's in a name? Company titles for gig workers reveal business models.

Jan 20, 2021
"Dasher," "tasker," "driver-partner." How companies pick worker nicknames that reflect the argument that workers are contractors, not employees.
An Uber sticker on a car during a protest by ride-share drivers in 2020. How ride-share and other gig workers are classified remains controversial.
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New rule lets companies treat some employees as gig workers

Jan 7, 2021
Usually there are lots of benefits and protections that come with being an employee instead of a gig worker, like being paid the minimum wage.
An Uber Eats delivery worker rides an electric scooter in Manhattan in 2020.
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Must workers choose between benefits and flexibility?

Aug 11, 2020
The debate over gig worker classification has called labor law into question.
A ride-share driver in Los Angeles calls for enforcing California Assembly Bill 5, which requires some companies to reclassify independent contractors as employees.
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Uber gives California drivers more control over which rides they accept

Dec 16, 2019
As Uber prepares to prove its California drivers are independent contractors, it says it's giving them more independence.
Uber drivers in California will be able to see where they're taking a passenger before accepting a ride.
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California gig worker law to be decided this week

Sep 9, 2019
A bill that could force companies to reclassify workers as employees looks poised to win approval this week.
Uber and Lyft drivers protest at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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Could the gig be up for Uber and Lyft?

Aug 9, 2019
A law under consideration in California would require the companies to classify their drivers as employees.
A woman holds up a sign as people protest outside Uber's corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California in May 2019.
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Truckers: contractors or employees?

Jun 3, 2016
Truck drivers are fighting to be classified as full-time employees.
Various industries are being attacked for the independent contractor model.
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Truckers strike over employment status

Jun 2, 2016
They're considered contractors. They want to be employees.
A truck pulls out of the port of Los Angeles carrying a container. 
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