When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector

  • June 9, 2016

FIU’s Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) is excited to co-release, with UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a new research report on the so-called “gig economy”.“When Matters are Settled but Not Resolved: Misclassification in the Rideshare Sector”¬†reviews the law and judicial decisions to date on whether Uber and Lyft drivers are employees or independent contractors. RISEP Director Pamela Izvanariu makes a compelling argument that despite recent class-action settlements that left this question unresolved, there is a compelling legal case for concluding that rideshare “contractors” are in fact employees.