Limo firm to Uber: You misclassify your drivers as contractors, which is unfair

A Southern California limousine company sued Uber in federal court earlier this week, alleging violations of state unfair-competition laws.

While a company suing Uber is not new, the proposed class-action lawsuit appears to rely on a recently decided California Supreme Court decision that makes it more difficult for companies to unilaterally declare their workers as contractors, which effectively deprives them of benefits that they would otherwise receive as employees.

Tom Kayes