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Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their Strategies

Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their Strategies

Wired

Legal experts say all this wrangling might not persuade judges that Uber is not an employer. Orly Lobel, a professor who studies employment law and intellectual property at the University of San Diego, says Uber is targeting the first part of the new state test, requiring contractors to be free from an employer’s control. But the second prong of the test, which requires the work to be “outside the usual course” of the company’s business, should present problems with the courts, she says. Uber has always argued that it’s a platform, not a transportation company—but many in the legal world haven’t bought that.

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