The future for Uber drivers won’t be decided by the US government

Smiling Uber driver with two passengers

From Quartz, Alison Griswold discusses the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) memo that said that Uber drivers are independent contractors but notes that local ordinances are more likely to affect the classification of Uber drivers as employees or independent contractors. Alison writes: The NLRB ruling is a blow to people who believe Uber drivers are…

Good Step For Gig Companies: Advice Memo From NLRB’s General Counsel Concludes That Uber Drivers Are Contractors 

From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel advice memo that said Uber drivers were independent contractors. Richard writes: Today, however, gig companies are feeling the good kind of whiplash after the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel released an advice memo concluding that a group of Uber drivers are properly classified as…

Uber’s arbitration of IC misclassification claims in US could total $170 million

Uber driver

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that Uber acknowledged that settlement of arbitration claims could range between $146 and $170 million. Human cloud, ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies Inc. updated investors on independent contractor misclassification claims against the company — including up to $170 million for individual drivers claiming misclassification — as well as other challenges in…