A 3rd NYC Uber Driver Deemed Employee, Not Contractor

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Uber drivers protested working conditions in Santa Monica, California, last year. Credit Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by the Associated Press on December 22, 2016.

A New York City advocacy group says a third former Uber driver has been deemed to have been an employee of the company, not a contractor.

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance said Thursday that the determination by the state labor department makes Jeffrey Shepherd eligible for unemployment benefits.

It says Shepherd was forced to quit working for Uber because he often earned below minimum wage after car leasing and other payments were deducted from his paycheck.

Uber is appealing. …

SF Chronicle 12/22

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