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Appeals Court revives UberBLACK drivers’ employee classification claim

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A group of UberBLACK drivers in Philadelphia will get another shot at their lawsuit alleging the company misclassified them as independent contractors. A federal district court incorrectly determined the drivers — who provide a “luxury experience” to UberBLACK riders, according to Uber — were not employees as a matter of law, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held, reversing summary judgment for Uber (Razak, et al. v. Uber Technologies, No. 16-cv-00573 (3rd Cir. March 3, 2020)).

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