Attorney General James Scores Major Win for 'Gig' Workers with Victory in Postmates Case

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 20:30

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that the New York State Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state and against the food-delivery app Postmates, finding that workers for the app are considered employees for purposes of unemployment benefits. The majority of judges agreed that the company's workers are not independent contractors, and Postmates is thus obligated to pay into the state’s Unemployment Insurance Fund for each employee.

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