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Uber Says It Is Not Subject to California Gig-Worker Law

Kate Conger, reporting for The New York Times:

Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer, said in a news conference that the ride-hailing company would not treat its drivers, who are independent contractors, as employees under the California bill. He said that drivers were not a core part of Uber’s business and could maintain their independent status when the measure goes into effect as state law on Jan. 1.

Drivers are not a core part of Uber’s business. OK, sure.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019