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UBER AND LYFT MAKE US SICK

Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits

Posted in: Cheating Workers

New York Times

Drivers for Uber and Lyft won a key victory in their yearslong campaign to secure traditional unemployment insurance on Tuesday, when a federal judge in New York ruled that the state must promptly begin paying them benefits. The ruling was prompted by a lawsuit filed in late May by drivers and an advocacy group called the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, who argued that the state was taking months to pay unemployed drivers while typically processing benefits for other workers in two to three weeks. In her ruling, Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall cited “an avoidable and inexcusable delay in the payment of unemployment insurance” to drivers. According to the ruling, the state Department of Labor has seven days to convene and train a “work group” of several dozen staff members who will identify backlogged claims by drivers who have sought “reconsideration” after being told that they were ineligible, and take the necessary steps to pay them promptly. The state has 45 days to resolve this backlog.

 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/business/economy/lyft-uber-drivers-unemployment.html

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