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The Independent Contractor vs. Employee Classification Issue in Florida Unemployment Compensation Claims Determination: An Intriguing Appeal Against the Backdrop of Multiple Battles Involving Uber

January 5, 2016
Frank Scruggs

As Uber seeks Florida legislation, through House Bill 509 and Senate Bill 1118, to establish a regulatory regime that preempts local ordinances and codifies a framework for designation of its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, it faces a driver’s appeal of the denial by the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (“DEO”) of his claim for unemployment compensation on the grounds that he is not an employee under Florida law.

Déjà vu: Claim and Issue Preclusion

September 21, 2015
Nicole Levy Kushner  |  Appellate Litigation