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How an Inexplicable New York Court Decision Threatens Uber and Lyft

December 24, 2020 6:30 AM An Uber car (center) drives up 6th Avenue in New York City in 2018. (Mike Segar/Reuters) The evidence says gig-economy workers differ from traditional employees. A New York court inexplicably decided otherwise. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I magine a job where you only need to show up for work when you…

An Uber car (center) drives up 6th Avenue in New York City in 2018. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

The proof says gig-economy workers differ from conventional workers. A New York court inexplicably decided otherwise.




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magine a job in which you just need to show up for work when you really feel like it, and when you do show up, you can refuse to do any task you do not feel like doing, and also suddenly change your mind and back out on one you’ve agreed to. A job where nobody could ever penalize you for this conduct. Can you believe this arrangement an instance of a traditional employer-employee connection or something else?

That was the question in front of a tribunal of judges for the New York appellate branch a week. You May Be surprised to know they decided it

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