Uber: Employees or Contractors?

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The California Labor Commission has found that a driver for Uber in San Francisco is an employee of the company. Questions: 1. Why is this such a nightmare for Uber? 2. Discuss how this will change the company’s accounting system and business model if this ruling is upheld and the costs involved. 3. The article… Read more »

Will McDonald’s Appeal the Decision All the Way to the Supreme Court?

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In an era when companies increasingly use subcontractors and temp agencies to free themselves of employment decisions and headaches, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on July 29th that McDonald’s could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators. Questions: 1. What percentage of the 181… Read more »