Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in breaking news. Last Wednesday, when word broke that an Uber driver was deemed to be an employee by the California Labor Commission, there was a flurry of media reports with some pretty dramatic headlines. You may have read things like this ruling “could clobber the $50 billion company”, this is Uber’s “worst nightmare” and even “the CA Labor Commission Has Just Killed Uber”.
If you’re like me, you probably clicked on a lot of those headlines so I guess it worked (can’t say that I’m not guilty of this once in a while too). But even though I got caught up in the initial whirlwind, once I started researching the facts of the case, things took a different tone. The CLC’s ruling is still big news but there are a few items that I’m going to clarify for drivers in today’s article. [Read more…]