Workers in Ridesharing Businesses: Employees or Independent Contractors?

Over the last few years, the sharing economy has expanded from an informal business method to a robust arena of commerce. As the sharing economy has expanded, one challenge facing industry participants is the treatment of workers and the question of whether they are employees or independent contractors. Several lawsuits and California and other states have been grappling with this issue in the last few years.  Recently, Butler Rubin partner Daniel Cotter wrote an article in Westlaw’s Secondary Source Analytical Content, Emerging Areas of Practice Series, “Workers in Ridesharing Businesses: Employees or Independent Contractors?,” addressing legal developments around the treatment of workers in the sharing economy.

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