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Labor and Employment Law News

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020

Intro by Alix Vollmer, Residential Warranty Services, Inc.

Over the last few years, ride sharing apps have dominated the public transportation world. Even in a world dominated by COVID-19, in which most people aren’t socializing or traveling as they did previously, ridesharing companies have found ways to stay relevant, partnering with restaurants and delivery services to join the ever-increasing world of meal delivery. Additionally, speaking with many individuals who work, usually part time, for these ride sharing companies, the job is easy, on their own schedules, and was easily adapted to the social distancing for even the most health-conscious of individuals.

However, the ride sharing landscape we all know and love may be coming to an end with the industry shaking decision passed down by the Court of Appeals last month, stating that ride sharing companies had to classify workers as employees, not independent contractors as they had been. Richard Meneghallo, an attorney with Fisher Phillips, discusses the landmark ruling and what is being done before the ruling goes into effect, which could change the landscape of ride sharing across the nation.

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