1. Uber doesn't have to treat drivers as employees, court finds

    Uber doesn't have to treat drivers as employees, court finds

    Uber counted a win Tuesday in the ongoing battle between gig economy services and workers seeking to be treated as employees, as a federal appeals court unraveled the class-action status of a lawsuit that has seen several twists and turns for five years. Three judges on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the 240,000 drivers in O’Connor v. Uber Technologies Inc. et al., instead may take their claims, one by one, to private arbitration, as their original contracts with Uber demand…

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