CNBC: CNBC: Uber Drivers’ Suit Given Class-Action Status

“Of all the cases in the on-demand economy, this is the one with the most potential liability in terms of individual drivers, because of Uber’s size and the relatively larger expenses of operating the car,” said Rebecca Smith, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group for employment rights. “Uber should do the right thing, and reclassify these workers.”  Uber says it will “likely” appeal the decision as “partners use Uber on their own terms, and there really is no typical driver—the key question at issue,” according to a statement emailed to CNBC.

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