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The lawsuit was sparked by former Uber drivers asking why their unemployment insurance claims took months instead of the typical three to six weeks.

In what could be a precedent-setting decision, the New York State labor review board has ruled that three former Uber drivers—as well as all “similarly situated” drivers—were Uber employees when it comes to the issue of unemployment insurance.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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