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« on: July 14, 2015, 05:45:35 PM »

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June 3, 2015 California Labor Commission ruling
which concludes Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors.  The commission wrote that Uber is “involved in every aspect of the operation.”

Plaintiff’s car and her labor were her only assets.  Plaintiff’s work did not entail any managerial skills that could affect profit or loss.  Aside from her car, Plaintiff had no investment in the business.  Defendants provided the iPhone application, which was essential to the work.  But for the Defendant’s intellectual property, Plaintiff would not have been able to perform the work.

In light of the above, Plaintiff was Defendant’s employee.  Therefore, the Labor Commissioner has jurisdiction to adjudicate the instant matter.


For all the reasons set forth above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants pay Plaintiff the sum of $4,152.20 , calculated as follows:

1.   $3,878.08 in reimbursable expenses pursuant to Labor Code 2802; and
2.   $274.12 in interest pursuant to Labor Code 2802(b).

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bizzare story

Uber said the decision did not apply to other workers and has appealed it to San Francisco Superior Court.  I seriously doubt they will succeed in arguing for the independent status of their drivers.  If they were smart, they would shut-up and pay the $4,152.20.

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