January 17, 2019 / 12:56 AM / 6 months ago

3rd Circuit judges skeptical of Uber drivers' misclassification claims

Judges on a U.S. appeals court panel on Tuesday seemed skeptical of claims by Uber Technologies Inc drivers in Philadelphia that they are the company’s employees and not independent contractors, in a case that could have implications for the broader gig economy.

During oral arguments in Philadelphia, two members of a three-judge 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel noted that Uber drivers make their own hours, can drive for rival ride-hailing services, and signed contracts clearly designating them as contractors.

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