U.S. judge rejects Uber request that drivers deemed contractors

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 11, 2015 7:22 PM

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied ride-hailing app Uber's request that its drivers be deemed independent contractors rather than employees.

The ruling, from U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco, comes in a case brought on behalf of Uber drivers who contend they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses including gas and vehicle maintenance.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby in Seattle; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)