July 20, 2017

Driver lawsuit against GrubHub gets green light to move forward



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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 […]

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