Debate Over The “1099 Economy” Reaches Court

February 4th, 2015

Startups like Uber and others avoid employee overhead by defining their businesses as “technology platforms” and workers as “independent contractors”. NY Magazine summarized the hot issues around the “1099 economy” in Silicon Valley’s Contract-Worker Problem. Now, a class-action suit by Uber and Lyft’s drivers in California is demanding workers’ entitlement to employee benefits.