Regional News • Europe • United Kingdom
2021-02-20T04:00:01+00:00

UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are not independent contractors

UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are not independent contractors
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Legal experts claim the UK Supreme Court's unanimous decision could deliver a major blow to the company's business model in one important market and opens the door for drivers to claim the minimum wage and paid time off.

The UK court decision comes months after Californians voted to make Uber, Lyft and other gig economy companies exempt from local laws requiring them to class their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors.

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