US court rules that Uber drivers are not employees
A judge in Philadelphia, USA has issued a ruling that drivers working under the UberBlack limousine service are not Uber employees, but independent contractors. The case was brought to court in February 2016 by several drivers who claimed that Uber did not comply with labour legislation and failed to pay minimum wage and overtime work. The judge decided that the drivers are contractors, as they enjoy extensive flexibility and Uber does not exert enough control over them to be considered employees. The plaintiffs plan to appeal the ruling.