Monday, February 26, 2018

Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Really Independent Contractors?

Rob Sach from PA has this excellent post on whether or not Lyft or Uber drivers are employees. 

In Rob's post, he summarized a recent decision, and wrote that a Court determined that individuals who are receiving unemployment compensation benefits often engage in temporary assignments to supplement their income or to assist them in finding full time employment.  
One of the most popular defenses that companies like Uber and Lyft try to use in accident cases is that the driver was an “independent contractor.”  The case summary that Rob writes about notes that Pennsylvania now has one of the first appellate cases which may persuade a court  that all the actions taken to become a rideshare driver do not create a relationship of somebody previously pigeon-holed as an “independent contractor.”  

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