If so, Uber would have to chuck its current business model of being primarily a gig-economy player. And, traditional taxi services in New York state could rebound from their present woes. Recently, several New York City taxi and black car drivers committed suicide.
In Fortune, David Z. Morris reports:
"The Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board of New York State has ruled that Uber is liable for unemployment benefits for three drivers, along with others who are 'similarity situated.'"
The board justified the ruling based on:
- The company's use of customer feedback systems
- Recruitment practices
- Driver training
- Kind of supervision.
Uber went on record as noting that it disagrees with the decision and may appeal.
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