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The Latest: UK panel says Uber drivers to get paid time off

SeattlePI.com Friday, 10 November 2017
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing legal cases against Uber (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that drivers of the ride-hailing service Uber are entitled to basic protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off. Judge Jennifer Eady dismissed an appeal Friday from the company in a closely watched decision that is expected to have broad implications for those working in the so-called gig economy, where people work job-to-job with little security and few employment rights. Such employment, often for companies that use mobile phone apps to provide everything from food delivery to health care, has surged as the Internet cuts the link between jobs and the traditional workplace.
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News video: Uber loses landmark employment rights case in the UK

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Ride-hailing app Uber has lost its appeal against a landmark ruling ordering it to treat its drivers as employees. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on Friday (October 10) rejected Uber’s argument that it is merely an agent that connects drivers and passengers, upholding an earlier ruling that...

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