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Washington Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Greater Uber and Lyft Accountability

Washington Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Greater Uber and Lyft Accountability

Companies like Uber and Lyft have long avoided legal responsibilities like worker benefits and injury victim compensation by claiming their drivers are “independent contractors.”  Last month, the Washington Supreme Court took a small but notable step toward recognizing that “on-demand” drivers are not “independent contractors,” but are in fact “employees.”