Saturday, October 3, 2015
We have recently seen a flurry of class-action litigation brought against workers in the modern economy. The recent case brought against Uber has continued to make headlines over the last few months. This aggregate litigation trend has now found its way to the on-demand food sector. As reported by the LA Times, class-action litigation was recently brought against GrubHub and DoorDash on the issue of worker misclassification for delivery drivers. The worker classification issue continues to be a messy one to sort out for workers in the modern economy (we attempt to do so here).
As co-blogger Sachin Pandya has done a wonderful job of pointing out in his recent posts, the employee/independent contractor question continues to generate differing opinions and viewpoints.
- Joe Seiner