• Postmates couriers are eligible for unemployment benefits, rules New York appeals court

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

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    New York's Court of Appeals has reinstated a 2015 decision determining that couriers for on-demand delivery app Postmates should be classified as employees, making them eligible for unemployment insurance at a time when the US is seeing record job losses due to the coronavirus pandemic .
    The 2015 decision by the state's Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board originally found that a terminated Postmates courier, Luis Vega, should be classified as an employee and therefore eligible for unemployment benefits when he was kicked off the platform. That decision also required the...
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  • NY court rules Postmates couriers are entitled to unemployment benefits

    NY court rules Postmates couriers are entitled to unemployment benefits

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Gig economy workers in New York won a significant battle this week after the state's Court of Appeals ruled in their favor against Postmates. Supporting a previous state decision, the court said Postmates couriers should be considered employees for t...
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