Uber Classification Dispute in Pennsylvania

Bloomberg Law reports: [Uber] drivers put forth enough evidence to go to trial on their claims that they were misclassified as contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said.

Nationally, this is the first court of appeals case involving Uber—or any gig economy company—to address misclassification under the FLSA standard, said Travis Lenkner of Keller Lenkner LLC, a firm that represented the UberBLACK drivers on appeal in the proposed class action. In previous disputes that rose to the appeals court, drivers ultimately were compelled to arbitration. Read entire article.