It isn’t yet clear whether Lyft and Uber drivers should be considered contractors or employees, according to two federal judges ruling on separate employment lawsuits yesterday in San Francisco.
Two US District Judges, Edward Chen and Vince Chhabria, are presiding over lawsuits in which groups of Uber and Lyft workers seek to be ruled that they are employees, not independent contractors.
California law has tests for determining whether workers are employees or contractors, but those tests are “outmoded,” according to Judge Chhabria.
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