California Labor Commission Rules Uber Driver 'Employee'
Uber drivers in California could soon be receiving wages and benefits due to a ruling by the California Labor Commission.By Katie Link | June 17, 2015
For the million-plus Uber drivers out there, or at least those of you operating in California, you might soon be able to call yourselves "employees of Uber." It's exactly what Uber execs have feared and fought against since the company's launch in 2009.
The California labor commission ruled Tuesday morning that at least one driver — or "independent contractor" in Uber's words — is actually an employee of the company. (Video via Uber)
Fortune reports the commission's ruling rejected Uber's appeal over a former San Francisco driver who asked for more than $4,000 to cover expenses during her time working for the company.