On-Demand Companies Spur Workers’ Suits

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Kristin Michaels and Anne Harris wrote this bylined article about how new “on-demand” companies such as Uber change employment relationships by classifying their workers as independent contractors rather than employees under state and federal labor law. “A recent slew of lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions challenging these workers’ independent-contractor status has threatened these startup business models and left even traditional businesses questioning whether their classification of workers as independent contractors will similarly be subject to challenge,” the authors wrote.