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Uber Drivers Are Employees, New York Unemployment Insurance Board Rules

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by Uberx zoom, Jul 23, 2018.

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    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    The Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board of New York State has ruled that Uber is liable for unemployment benefits for three drivers, along with others who are “similarly situated.” Uber has said it disagrees with the ruling, and seems likely to appeal it.

    The board issued its decision, on Friday, July 13. The decision cites Uber’s extensive recruitment, training, and supervision practices as evidence that drivers are employees, rather than independent contractors. The cited practices include Uber’s use of customer feedback systems, and specific warnings and other notifications issued to claimants in the case.

    “The credible evidence establishes that Uber exercises sufficient supervision, direction or control over the three claimants and other similarly situated drivers,” the board wrote, to show that the drivers “were covered employees for purposes of unemployment insurance.”

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