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23 June 2015 Warwick Ryan featured in StartUpSmart on Uber's Contractor vs Employee ruling

The Californian employer watchdog has determined that Uber drivers should be classified as employees, not as independent contractors, and are therefore entitled to reimbursements.
 
Uber is appealing the decision as it refers to its drivers as “partner drivers”, meaning they are independent contractors that should pay their own expenses.
 
Employment law specialist Warwick Ryan told StartUpSmart that Australian startups still need to be aware of potential issues around whether or not someone is an employee or independent contractor because it is a “constantly litigated area of the law”.

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