FIU's Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) is excited to co-release, with UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a new research report on the so-called "gig economy". "When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector" reviews the law and judicial decisions to date on whether Uber and Lyft drivers are employees or independent contractors. RISEP Director Pamela Izvanariu makes a compelling argument that despite recent class-action settlements that left this question unresolved, there is a compelling legal case for concluding that rideshare "contractors" are in fact employees.
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- "When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector"