Uber drivers can get unemployment benefits, rules New York State

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Uber drivers can get unemployment benefits, rules New York State – source www.Mashable.com

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Uber drivers just won a major legal battle against their employer.

Following a huge win last year when the New York Department of Labor ruled all ride-sharing drivers are considered employees, the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board last week decided that they could begin filing for unemployment benefits.

This is a massive victory for gig economy drivers — it means that those who quit driving due to low pay or because they were removed from working for the company (due to violations, deactivation, etcetera), can now file for unemployment insurance.

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