Uber Technologies Inc has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to wade for the first time into the proper classification of “gig economy” workers, and restore the ride-hailing company’s early win in a lawsuit by drivers in Philadelphia seeking minimum wage and overtime pay.
Uber, represented by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Littler Mendelson, said the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year deepened a circuit split over the proper standard to apply in determining whether workers are a company’s employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act, in a petition for certiorari unveiled on Thursday.
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