The California Labor Commission ruled earlier this month that an Uber driver should be considered an employee — not an independent contractor — and compensated by the ride-sharing giant for some of her auto expenses. Uber is appealing the decision, which applies only to a single driver at this point. We explore what some say could be huge repercussions for Uber and other businesses in the so-called sharing economy.

Guests

  • Roy Spooner General Manager, Yellow Cab Company of D.C.
  • Christopher Koopman Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Redressing Segregation In Maryland’s Public Higher Education

Thursday, Nov 16 2017The federal court judge who ruled that Maryland's public universities were unlawfully segregated rejected solutions proposed by the state's Higher Education Commission and a group representing a coalition of Maryland Historically Black Colleges and Universities for redressing that segregation. We get an update on the case.