Tag: gig economy

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Truckers’ Challenge to AB5, California’s Anti-Freelancing Law

The Supreme Court turned away a challenge to California’s “radical” worker-classification law that virtually outlaws independent contracting, including independent trucking, and clamps down on the so-called gig economy. The ruling has the effect of ending a temporary stay preventing enforcement of the law, known as AB5, against motor carriers while the appeal to the Supreme…


Australian High Court Decision Draws Line Between Employee and Independent Contractor

The High Court of Australia on Wednesday handed down two landmark decisions that provide greater clarity on the definition of employee and contractor, which may have major ramifications for gig economy workers. The High Court bench unanimously determined in one case that two truck drivers who worked for a company for 40 years under a…


Supreme Court Declines to Hear Trucker Challenge of California Anti-Gig Law

The Supreme Court will not consider a challenge by Cal Cartage Transportation Express, a trucking company, to that state’s unusually restrictive worker-classification law that virtually outlaws independent contracting. Independent truckers say the California law known as AB5, which took effect Jan. 1, 2020, will kill their industry by preventing companies from hiring them. The statute,…


Uber Drivers Are Workers, UK Top Court Rules

Britain’s Supreme Court on Friday unanimously ruled that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed, in a landmark ruling that may have implications for the rest of the gig economy. Uber drivers are currently treated as self-employed, meaning that by law they are only afforded minimal protections, a status the Silicon Valley-based company sought to…