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grubhub drivers are contractors—not employees—judge rules




enlargebloomberg / getty images newsshare this storyin what is believed to be the first gig economy case to be fully decided on the merits, grubhub has beaten back a labor lawsuit filed by one of its former drivers.in a court opinion released thursday by us magistrate judge jacqueline scott corley, ...



grubhub drivers are contractors—not employees—judge rules




enlargebloomberg / getty images newsshare this storyin what is believed to be the first gig economy case to be fully decided on the merits, grubhub has beaten back a labor lawsuit filed by one of its former drivers.in a court opinion released thursday by us magistrate judge jacqueline scott corley, ...



grubhub drivers are contractors—not employees—judge rules




enlargebloomberg / getty images newsshare this storyin what is believed to be the first gig economy case to be fully decided on the merits, grubhub has beaten back a labor lawsuit filed by one of its former drivers.in a court opinion released thursday by us magistrate judge jacqueline scott corley, ...



win for ex-grubhub driver in pending trial may profoundly impact “gig economy”




enlargebloomberg / getty images newsshare this storysan francisco—next month, a federal judge is set to answer a basic question at trial: should a "gig economy" worker be properly classified as an employee? if so, should his work-related expenses be reimbursed, such as mileage?"this is the first c...



win for ex-grubhub driver in pending trial may profoundly impact “gig economy”




enlargebloomberg / getty images newsshare this storysan francisco—next month, a federal judge is set to answer a basic question at trial: should a "gig economy" worker be properly classified as an employee? if so, should his work-related expenses be reimbursed, such as mileage?"this is the first c...



lyft agrees to pay $27 million to settle driver classification lawsuit




kãrlis dambrãnsshare this storyabout 200,000 former and current lyft drivers in california and their lawyers are to divvy up a combined $27 million under the settlement of a class action. the lawsuit involved the drivers' classification as hired contractors and not employees. attorneys are to get ...



grubhub trial may finally answer contractor vs. employee quandary




enlargebloomberg / getty images newsshare this storysan francisco—a federal judge has allowed a labor lawsuit filed against grubhub to go forward, paving the way for a bench trial this fall.on thursday, us magistrate judge jacqueline scott corley largely denied the startup’s attempt to have the ...



grubhub trial may finally answer contractor vs. employee quandary




enlargebloomberg / getty images newsshare this storysan francisco—a federal judge has allowed a labor lawsuit filed against grubhub to go forward, paving the way for a bench trial this fall.on thursday, us magistrate judge jacqueline scott corley largely denied the startup’s attempt to have the ...



lyft will settle california drivers' lawsuit for $27 million




the california drivers filed the lawsuit for the right to be classified as employees, but they unfortunately failed to achieve that goal. lyft claims a recent survey revealed that 80 percent of its drivers prefer to be independent contractors due to the flexibility it allows. but the plaintiffs file...



uber and lyft are losing their fight against unionization




a federal judge has dealt a blow to ride-hailing companies such as uber and lyft, after dismissing an appeal to block legislation that would allow their drivers to unionize. us district court judge robert lasnik rejected the lawsuit filed by the us chamber of commerce on behalf of its members (inclu...



in australia, ombudsman pursues work violations




​hiring workers down under? be aware of the fair work ombudsman (fwo).the fwo was established in australia under the 2009 federal fair work act. that legislation governs the relationship between employees and employers in australia.the fwo's mandate is to "promote and monitor compliance with the ...



florida legislature approves ride-hailing driver bill




florida lawmakers recently approved a bill that would make it easier for ride-hailing companies like uber and lyft to show that their drivers are properly deemed independent contractors.ride-hailing drivers have filed lawsuits in many states over the past few years claiming that they are misclassifi...



uber in london court in employment case




uber lawyers are in a london courtroom trying to overturn a ruling that its drivers are employees of the ride-hailing service—not independent contractors. britain's employment tribunal decided earlier this year that two drivers who brought a claim against the company were uber employees, entitling...



grubhub “gig economy” trial ends with judge calling out plaintiff’s lies




enlargeshare this storysan francisco—the first trial over the status of "gig economy" workers drew to a close here, as a man who worked for grubhub for several months seeks to prove that he should have been classified as an employee, not an independent contractor.shannon liss-riordan, represent...



grubhub “gig economy” trial ends with judge calling out plaintiff’s lies




enlargeshare this storysan francisco—the first trial over the status of "gig economy" workers drew to a close here, as a man who worked for grubhub for several months seeks to prove that he should have been classified as an employee, not an independent contractor.shannon liss-riordan, represent...



uber really doesn’t want its drivers to be considered employees




enlargedaniel sorabji/afp/getty imagesshare this storysan francisco—a three-judge panel at the 9th us circuit court of appeals appeared to lean in favor of uber in a case that could have a profound impact on the future of employment and gig economy startups.on wednesday, the court heard a consolid...



uber really doesn’t want its drivers to be considered employees




enlargedaniel sorabji/afp/getty imagesshare this storysan francisco—a three-judge panel at the 9th us circuit court of appeals appeared to lean in favor of uber in a case that could have a profound impact on the future of employment and gig economy startups.on wednesday, the court heard a consolid...



the first man to sue over his “gig economy” job got dismantled on cross-examinat




enlarge/ one of raef lawson's promotional shots on his imdb page. imdbshare this storythe sole plaintiff going to trial over his treatment in the "gig economy" has a serious problem. under cross-examination yesterday, former grubhub deliveryman raef lawson admitted that he lied on his applicatio...



the first man at trial over a “gig economy” job got dismantled on cross-examinat




enlarge/ one of raef lawson's promotional shots on his imdb page. imdbshare this storythe sole plaintiff going to trial over his treatment in the "gig economy" has a serious problem. under cross-examination yesterday, former grubhub deliveryman raef lawson admitted that he lied on his applicatio...



court battle over one driver’s pay could have big impact on “gig economy”




enlargeandrew harrer/bloomberg via getty imagesshare this storysan francisco—the first big trial over worker rights in the "gig economy" begins today, and it could answer fundamental questions about how workers in the digital age should be treated, as well as what kinds of benefits, breaks, an...



court battle over one driver’s pay could have big impact on “gig economy”




enlargeandrew harrer/bloomberg via getty imagesshare this storysan francisco—the first big trial over worker rights in the "gig economy" begins today, and it could answer fundamental questions about how workers in the digital age should be treated, as well as what kinds of benefits, breaks, an...



uber: judge blocks seattle law allowing drivers to unionize




(seattle) — a federal judge has temporarily blocked seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as uber and lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.u.s. district judge robert lasnik ruled tuesday after hearing arguments last week in a case brought by ...



high-profile “gig economy” trial turns on a part-time actor’s job woes




enlarge/ shannon liss-riordan, who has brought lawsuits against grubhub and other firms, seen here in 2012.boston globe / getty images newsshare this storysan francisco—the first trial over the status of workers in the "gig economy"—or one worker, anyhow—has begun here. the sole question to ...



tripadvisor adds grubhub food delivery to its travel tools




this marks another step toward grubhub putting itself in more places where it makes sense. this past march, the company added a skill to amazon's alexa platform that enables users to order food with their voice.should grubhub and tripadvisor take this relationship further, hopefully the names don't ...



high profile “gig economy” trial turns on a part-time actor’s job woes




enlarge/ shannon liss-riordan, who has brought lawsuits against grubhub and other firms, seen here in 2012.boston globe / getty images newsshare this storysan francisco—the first trial over the status of workers in the "gig economy"—or one worker, anyhow—has begun here. the sole question to ...