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Uber SettlementName:Institution:Course:Date:The Lawsuit The case was set to begin trial on June 20, 2016. Uber drivers filed a lawsuit in which they claimed that they had beenmisclassified as independent contractors. They claimed they are entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurredincluding gas and vehicle maintenance expenses. The lawsuit seeks to find out whether Uber broke the law by treatingits drivers as independent contractors instead of employees.Uber settlement The ruling denied Ubers motion for summary judgement. The judge agreed with the argument that Uber drivers may be properlyclassified as employees and not independent contractors The ruling stated that all drivers be included in the case The company was ordered to reimburse drivers for their expenses.Significance of the ruling Uber benefits because, through the ruling, it affirms its business-basedmodel. The ruling put forth that Ubers drivers are indeed employees and notindependent contractors. The ruling stated that drivers working with Uber be entitled tounemployment benefits . The changes brings more transparency and possibility of tips fordrivers.ConclusionUber case has stirred controversy for a while now. The ruling by SanFrancisco court favors all the parties involved in a way. But in reality, noone really wins. Uber has had to pay through the nose to obtain laborpeace in Massachusetts and California states as a res

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