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Uber Could Face Legal Roadblocks from Employment Classification of Drivers

Uber Could Face Legal Roadblocks from Employment Classification of Drivers

Uber and Lyft each recently lost motions for summary judgment in which they asked federal courts to rule that their drivers are independent contractors - rather than employees - as a matter of law.  The rulings might signal trouble for the business models of Uber, Lyft and other "Gig Economy" companies.  They also highlight the importance of proper employment classification by employers.

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Beware: Objection Overkill Can Lead to Benchslap

When it comes to objections, more is not always better, as exemplified in a recent federal court order chastising both parties for forcing the judge to "shovel through steaming mounds of objections in a Herculean effort to discern the shining gold nugget."

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