Courts Take Up Suits Determining Independent Status
July 28, 2018
Ruling in Uber Case Expected to be Beneficial to Direct Selling
By Joseph Honescko
In April, Pennsylvania Judge Michael Baylson ruled in favor of the ridesharing company Uber declaring the drivers as independent contractors, not employees. Uber has been sued dozens of times over the past few years over this issue, but all prior cases have been settled in arbitration. The plaintiffs in the Pennsylvania case had opted not to sign arbitration agreements.
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