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Federal judge rules Uber limo drivers are independent contractors

AdobeStock_92164785.jpegPart of what makes Uber, Lyft, Grubhub and other "gig economy" companies so profitable is that they have relatively few employees. The vast majority of these companies' workforces are made up of independent contractors. Since they are not employees, they are not entitled to minimum wage or overtime protections, much less workplace benefits such as workers' compensation, access to unemployment insurance, shared payroll tax liability or employer-sponsored healthcare.

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