Kansas Legislature passes bill regulating Uber, ride-sharing services

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From The Wichita Eagle, Brad Cooper reports that legislation passed the Kansas legislature that would impose more regulations on make ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.  The bill would require drivers who use their personal vehicles for commercial purposes to pass background checks and obtain additional insurance.  Brad writes: “Kansas moved to regulate the emerging…

Were Truck Drivers Employees Despite Terms of Agreement?

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From Bloomberg BNA — “The drivers were employees under the Kansas Wage Payment Act, not independent contractors excluded from the state law’s protection, the Kansas Supreme Court said. The state supreme court had not established a test to distinguish employees from independent contractors under the KWPA, but said it would apply a 20-factor test that…