Worker Classification Questions Remain Post-GrubHub Win
Art Lambert’s article “Worker Classification Questions Remain Post-GrubHub Win” was featured in Law360. He discusses the recent ruling in favor of the employer in the hotly contested and closely watched California case, Lawson v. GrubHub Inc. that came out on February 8, 2018. The lawsuit concerns whether or not some workers who work in the “gig economy” are independent contractors or employees. Following a bench trial in September 2017, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the plaintiff, a delivery driver, was an independent contractor and not a GrubHub employee. The court ruled that, in this case, the worker performed services for the meal delivery service GrubHub Incorporated, and in this case, GrubHub won.
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