Independent contractors and temp-agency workers see things very differently.
As Uber reached a proposed settlement last week of up to $100 million in a pair of class-action cases, CEO Travis Kalanick highlighted the part of the deal that classified drivers of the app-enabled ride hailing service as independent contractors, not employees.
“Drivers value their independence—the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock,” he asserted.
And then there’s David Weil, the head of the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, who has warned of an increasingly “fissured workplace” in which many a business is likely to “completely wash its hands of labor standards and say, ‘Not my employees, not my problem.’”
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