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Uber Faces Setback as U.K. Court Rules Drivers Are Entitled to Rights

Uber Faces Setback as U.K. Court Rules Drivers Are Entitled to Rights

The U.K.’s top court ruled Friday that a group of former drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. were entitled to minimum wage and other benefits while wor

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The U.K.’s top court ruled Friday that a group of former drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. were entitled to minimum wage and other benefits while working for the company, dealing a setback to Uber and other gig-economy firms in battles world-wide over their employment model.

The Supreme Court upheld lower court decisions that granted the group of 25 drivers a type of U.K. employment status at Uber. The company had appealed those rulings, maintaining that its car-service and food-delivery drivers are independent contractors, without employee rights.

Write to Sam Schechner at [email protected]

This post first appeared on wsj.com

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