The gig economy’s question of whether workers should be classified as employees has a new chance at getting an answer.
On Thursday, a San Francisco magistrate judge ruled to let a former driver’s lawsuit against food ordering company GrubHub to move forward, as Ars Technica reported . It’s now scheduled for a trial in the fall.
Why this matters
Companies that provide on-demand services have long been criticized for classifying their workers as independent contractors instead of employees as a way to avoid providing them with benefits, which are costly, despite many of them working full-time hours. But as more workers shift […]