It appears that Uber, and the so-called "1099 economy" lost an important decision recently in California.  A California Uber driver was ruled an employee - not an independent contractor - and therefore entitled to additional wages and benefits.  

Perhaps the real innovation of Uber, and other similar companies, is that they force traditional cab companies to innovate and provide better service.  Either way, the line between independent contractor and employee may be tested again in the near future.

http://abovethelaw.com/2015/06/the-beginning-of-the-end-for-uber/
 


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