In a recent decision, the California Labor Commissioner decided that an Uber driver was in fact an employee and not an independent contractor as previously classified. Uber argued that drivers have complete flexibility and control, they can decide their hours and choose to earn income from multiple sources. Uber held itself out to be a mere conduit to connect passengers and drivers, however, the Labor Commissioner ultimately found that Uber was “involved in every aspect of the operation.”
To read more, http://www.amity-law.com/blog/2015/7/7/independent-contractors-and-employees-whats-the-difference
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